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Selangor’s Role in Malaysia’s Renewable Energy Future

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Selangor, a key player in Malaysia’s push towards renewable energy, is set to contribute a substantial 1 to 1.5 gigawatts (GW) to the country’s electricity grid in the coming years, as announced by Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari.

This significant contribution is part of the broader Malaysia-United Arab Emirates partnership, aiming to achieve a total of 10 GW in renewable energy capacity, with a staggering value of US$8 billion (RM37.76 billion) by 2025.

Amirudin highlighted Selangor’s active engagement with stakeholders from Abu Dhabi, resulting in fruitful discussions that position Selangor to play a pivotal role in this ambitious venture. The state, through its subsidiary Worldwide Holdings Bhd, is already involved in 10 pilot projects valued at RM10 billion, focusing on diverse green technologies such as solar power, mini-hydro plants, and hydrogen production.

These initiatives align with Malaysia’s commitment to a sustainable future, contributing significantly to the nationwide renewable energy targets. The emphasis on green technology reflects Selangor’s dedication to environmental stewardship and innovation in the energy sector.

In addition to the renewable energy endeavours, Amirudin outlined strategies to bolster state revenue, anticipating an additional income of RM100 million in the next year. This includes dividend payments from state subsidiaries, projected at RM40 million, and a comprehensive review of office fees under the Selangor Land Rules 2003, potentially generating an additional RM50 million.

Furthermore, an increase in drainage contributions is planned to enhance drainage and flood mitigation, projecting an additional RM10 million.

The state’s forward-looking approach extends to the electric vehicle (EV) sector through the Selangor Mobility Lab, a strategic initiative by the Selangor Information Technology and Digital Economy Corporation (Sidec). Positioned under the state’s mobility portfolio, the lab, headed by executive councillor Ng Sze Han, aims to empower the EV industry.

According to Yong Kai Ping, CEO of Sidec, the lab’s focus extends beyond EV sales, emphasising talent development in artificial intelligence (AI) technology—a critical component for achieving the goal of autonomous driving in the EV industry.

Yong anticipates increased investments in charging facilities and the battery industry, envisioning a positive impact on the state’s manufacturing sector. With 386 charging stations already in place, Selangor aims to install a total of 1,000 stations under the First Selangor Plan. This infrastructure development aligns with the state’s commitment to a low-carbon lifestyle, reinforcing Selangor’s position as a trailblazer in sustainable growth and technology-driven progress.

Selangor has emerged as a pioneer in leveraging digital technologies to enhance services and elevate the overall citizen experience, with a particular focus on critical event management and preparedness.

At the forefront of this digital transformation, Selangor is actively integrating advanced technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of public services. The adoption of digital solutions is not merely a modernisation effort but a strategic move to ensure a seamless and enhanced experience for its citizens.

OpenGov Asia reported that Selangor has established its District Disaster Operation Centre (DDOC) to enhance its readiness for potential future disasters, particularly during the monsoon season. The centre, responsible for monitoring and collecting disaster-related data, is now operational in the districts of Klang, Petaling, and Hulu Klang as of this month.


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