SIBU, April 3 – Sarawak Energy Berhad allocated RM42 million last year, to finance several improvement projects in Sibu, Kanowit, Kapit, Daro and Dalat, in the central part of Sarawak, to ensure the stability of electricity supply to consumers.

Sarawak Energy group chief executive officer, Datuk Sharbini Suhaili, said the allocation involves the construction of a new substation in Kemuyang, Sibu, which was completed by the end of 2023, to increase the supply of electricity and rearrange the supply distribution system.

“In addition, Sarawak Energy is also implementing a smart grid project, which aims to achieve the desired level of security of supply and reliability in our system. This project will be targeted to be fully implemented by 2025,” he said.

Sharbini said the energy supply company, owned by the Sarawak government, had successfully supplied electricity to 2,671 rural residents in the areas of Sibu, Selangau, Kanowit, Kapit and Mukah, since 2018.

“As the main electricity supplier in the state of Sarawak, under the purview of the Sarawak Ministry of Utilities and Telecommunications and the Sarawak Ministry of Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Sarawak Energy has achieved an almost full electrification rate throughout the state,” he said.

In the meantime, Sharbini said that Sarawak Energy has taken several steps to reduce any electricity supply disruptions during the Aidilfitri next week.


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