THE Ulu Padas Hydroelectric Undertaking will generate 187.5 megawatts (MW) of electrical energy, including as much as 15% to Sabah’s power provide grid.
Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Hajiji Noor mentioned the venture was a part of the state’s efforts in the direction of reaching sustainable long-term options for its electrical energy provide.
He mentioned as a significant contributor to the renewable power combine, the Ulu Padas hydroelectric dam was anticipated to have the ability to meet the rise in Sabah’s electrical energy when accomplished.
“This is not going to solely have the ability to meet our rising power demand however can also be essential for Sabah oil and fuel growth and Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park, thus driving financial development in our state,” he mentioned in an announcement launched by the state authorities.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim officiated the venture’s floor breaking ceremony close to Tenom as we speak (Dec 7).
Hajiji mentioned a examine was additionally being carried out to allow the dam to produce clear and steady water circulation of as much as 6,000 million liters per day. – TMR