TNB mulls plan to retire coal plants in Malaysia ahead of schedule

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is exploring the viability of retiring  its coal-fired power plants in Malaysia, earlier than scheduled.

These plants will then be re-powered through green technology, in line with the company’s aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. TNB will first explore to decommission the 1,400 MW gas-powered plant in Paka by 2028-29, 12 months before the facility’s power purchase agreement (PPA) is set to expire. This plant is planned to be repowered through hydrogen fuel by 2029. TNB is also actively seeking to build strategic alliances with technology partners who are able to provide technology, capability, and capital synergy to position TNB Power Generation Sdn Bhd (GenCo) as a greener and more sustainable player in the power generation sector.