TNB to introduce blended coal at Lumut power station
KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is introducing blended coal at its Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station in Lumut, Perak, as part of its continuous effort to ensure a sustainable coal supply for electricity generation.
The move was also in line with the growing trend among utilities to use blended coal to match power demand with the availability of coal supply, it added.
“The Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station took delivery of its first blended coal shipment on December 31 last year at the neighbouring Lekir Bulk Terminal (LBT),” said TNB in a statement.
“The coal is imported from Indonesia by TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of TNB, which supplies fuel and coal for the country’s power plants.”
LBT is 100 per cent-owned by Integrax Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TNB.
A ceremony was held at LBT to mark the arrival of the first blended coal shipment.
Also present were the principal assistant secretary of the Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry Amisam Ismail, TNB Janamanjung managing director Datuk Shamsul Ahmad and TNB Fuel Services managing director Zainal Abidin Shah Mahamood.
TNB Janamanjung, the operator of the coal-fired Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station, will conduct a trial burn exercise and lab analysis to ensure blended coal can meet the emission standard and combustion compatibility of the power plant prior to the usage of the coal.
The Sultan Azlan Shah Power Station, with a generation capacity of 4,100 megawatts, makes up 20 per cent of Peninsular Malaysia’s energy generation.
The coal is imported from Indonesia by TNB Fuel Services Sdn Bhd. TENAGA NASIONAL BHD