Sarawak Energy harbours net zero carbon ambitions


KUCHING: Sarawak Energy plays a vital role in mitigating climate change through a decarbonised power grid with digitalisation as an enabler.

In stating this its Senior Vice President for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sim Ko Sin highlighted that Sarawak Energy is very much aligned with the “Net Zero Carbon” ambition.

“Development in sustainable hydropower enables us to pursue opportunities in the commercialisation of low carbon solutions and the promotion of a low carbon economy.

“In pursuit of our ambition to become the best operator and the renewable energy powerhouse of the region, Sarawak Energy also developed business digitalisation blueprints and roadmaps for each of our core lines of business, including Digital Power Plant, Smart Grid, and Smart Retail.”

Sim said this during the panel session on “Digitalisation to Accelerate Sustainable Development for Sarawak” at the International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS) 2022 which was held recently.

The panel session included Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Dr Hazland Abang Hipni and Chairman of Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC) Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani.

She disclosed how early digital investment had enabled Sarawak Energy to continue operations during the nationwide movement control order (MCO), by serving its customers through virtualised service and online platform and facilitating Sarawak Energy’s business resilience.

Sim also highlighted that while Sarawak Energy is an asset-intensive company with its transformers, turbines, generators and other physical assets, the Group placed equal importance on data as a strategic asset.

“By harnessing our data value, we are able to visualise information related to Sarawak Energy’s key operation performance metrics and derive actionable insights to optimise our operations, which enabled our plants to greater reliability, agility, efficiency, and productivity,” she said.

“We are also working closely with like-minded agencies such as Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), SDEC, through the Ministry of Utilities and Telecommunication (MUT) to drive Sarawak’s Digital Economy and Green Energy Agenda,” she added.

Held in a hybrid setting, IDECS 2022 was launched by Premier Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg, who emphasised that the event serves as a cornerstone platform to share new ideas, develop strategies and address issues to move forward the sustainable Digital Economy.

The event saw the participation of 2,500 physical attendees and more than 40,000 online viewers.

IDECS 2022 also showcased expositions and exhibitions from various government, government-linked and private agencies.

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