Sultan Mahmud Kenyir plant is a 400MW hydro power project. It is located on Bertam river/basin in Terengganu, Malaysia. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1978 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1985. Buy the profile here.

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The project is developed and owned by Tenaga Nasional. The company has a stake of 100%.

Sultan Mahmud Kenyir plant is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 13,600 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 120m. 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 1,600 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 100MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1978 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1985.

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About Tenaga Nasional

Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is an electricity utility, which oversees electricity production and supply from generation to transmission and distribution of energy. It develops, operates, and maintains a portfolio of power generating units. The company generates electricity using various sources including crude oil, hydro, solar, natural gas, coal and gas. It serves industrial, commercial, residential, mining, street lighting, agriculture, regenerator, and free unit customers in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and the Federal Territory of Labuan in Malaysia. TNB also supplies transformers and switchgears in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The company has investments in district cooling facilities in the UAE; and provides operation and maintenance services in Kuwait and Pakistan. TNB is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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