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January 5, 2022

Batang Ai, Malaysia

By Carmen

Batang Ai is a 108MW hydro power project. It is located on Batang Ai river/basin in Sarawak, Malaysia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1982 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1984.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 108 108 Active Sarawak, Malaysia Sarawak Energy

Description

The project is developed and owned by Sarawak Energy.

The hydro reservoir capacity is 750 million cubic meter. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 4 in number. The project generated 453 GWh of electricity.

The project has 4 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 1982 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1984.

Contractors Involved

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 27MW nameplate capacity.

About Sarawak Energy

Sarawak Energy Bhd (Sarawak Energy), is a state-owned investment holding company that generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. The company generates power using sources such as coal, gas and hydro. It supplies electricity to commercial, residential, and industrial customers in the State of Sarawak in Malaysia. The company operates gas-fired open cycle power plant in Tanjung Kidurong, Bintulu; coal-fired steam-turbine power plant in Kampung Geobilt, Kuching; and coal-fired power station in Matadeng, Mukah. It has collaboration with various educational institutions, including Curtin University Malaysia Sarawak and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), for feasibility studies and consultancy works, and research and development activities, among others. Sarawak Energy is headquartered in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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