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> Min­istry and En­ergy Com­mis­sion launch two web­sites to shed light on elec­tric­ity sup­ply sys­tem

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KUALA LUMPUR: The En­ergy, Green Tech­nol­ogy and Wa­ter Min­istry (KeTTHA) and the En­ergy Com­mis­sion (EC) have launched two web­sites in a bid to dis­sem­i­nate oper­a­tional and plan­ning in­for­ma­tion on the elec­tric­ity sup­ply sit­u­a­tion to mem­bers of the pub­lic and in­dus­try play­ers.

The Sin­gle Buyer (SB) and the Grid Sys­tem Op­er­a­tor (GSO) web­sites will not how­ever share in­for­ma­tion which is deemed con­fi­den­tial un­der the pur­chase of elec­tric­ity con­tracts be­tween Te­naga Na­sional Bhd (TNB) and the in­de­pen­dent power pro­duc­ers (IPPs).

“Cus­tomers will be more in­formed of the in­tri­ca­cies of elec­tric power sys­tem plan­ning and op­er­a­tion with the data and in­for­ma­tion shared within the re­spec­tive web­sites,” the EC said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

As ring-fenced en­ti­ties, SB and GSO are re­quired by the in­dus­try to demon­strate trans­parency, in­de­pen­dence and non-dis­crim­i­na­tory con­duct in its op­er­a­tions. The es­tab­lish­ment of the web­sites in or­der to pub­lish rel­e­vant real-time op­er­a­tion in­for­ma­tion pub­licly is seen as one way to achieve this.

From the SB’s web­site, con­sumers can get in­for­ma­tion on his­tor­i­cal and fore­cast en­ergy de­mand, high­est de­mand, high­est en­ergy recorded and more, while the GSO’s web­site pub­lishes data for Penin­su­lar Malaysia’s grid sys­tem, com­pris­ing power sta­tion in­for­ma­tion, sys­tem gen­er­a­tion and de­mand pro­files, fuel mix and tie-line data, and sys­tem con­straints.

The oper­a­tional data is au­to­mat­i­cally up­dated in real time. Any ad­di­tional pub­li­ca­tion will be up­dated reg­u­larly for ex­am­ple, in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing sys­tem con­straint is up­dated weekly. Over time, more in­for­ma­tion is ex­pected to be added to both web­sites.

For in­dus­try play­ers, there will be spe­cial priv­i­leges to apply for an ac­count with this plat­form, in or­der to ac­cess op­er­a­tion data spe­cific to their busi­ness port­fo­lio.

To re­cap, the EC sep­a­rated the op­er­a­tions of SB and GSO from other ac­tiv­i­ties of TNB via the en­force­ment of the Elec­tric­ity Sup­ply Act (Amend­ment) 2015, which came into force on Jan 1, 2016.

Un­der this ar­range­ment, SB and GSO now op­er­ate au­tonomously where their func­tions, op­er­a­tions and per­for­mance are un­der the su­per­vi­sion and reg­u­la­tions of the EC.

SB is re­spon­si­ble for the man­age­ment of elec­tric­ity pur­chas­ing from power gen­er­a­tion plants while GSO is re­spon­si­ble for the day-to-day real-time op­er­a­tion and man­age­ment of the Penin­su­lar Malaysia grid sys­tem op­er­a­tion in­clud­ing in­ter­con­nec­tions with Thai­land and Sin­ga­pore.

Te­naga Na­sional Bhd’s live wire unit per­son­nel in ac­tion. Con­sumers can now ac­cess real-time in­for­ma­tion on the elec­tric­ity sup­ply sit­u­a­tion on­line.

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