Norwegian solar integrator Scatec Solar and partners have grid connected its third solar power plant in Malaysia, the 66 MW (DC) Merchang plant. The company now has a total of 197 MW in operation in Malaysia.
“We are pleased to have reached another important milestone together with our partners in Malaysia. This also marks the completion of Scatec Solar’s first large scale solar (LSS) project in Southeast Asia, a market where we are working on several interesting opportunities”, says Raymond Carlsen, CEO of Scatec Solar.
Dating back to December 2016, Scatec Solar entered the Malaysian solar market, and in partnership with Itramas Corporation SDN BHD, the solar integrator signed a 21 year PPA with the country’s largest utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB). This plant marks the final phase the three plants in the portfolio. The total investment costs for all three projects amounted to MYR 1, 235 million ($293 million).