Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), as the sole fully-integrated electric utility company in the state, is responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in the Sarawak.
With its visionary strategy and solid financial credentials, SEB has a key role to play in fulfilling the State’s ambition of attracting energy-intensive industries.
Hydroelectric Power (HEP)
Sarawak’s renewable energy potential has long been recognised as a major asset. Nearly forty years ago, the Sarawak Government identified a total of 155 possible hydropower sites in the state. Fifty-one of these sites were shortlisted in an ambitious plan to explore the long-term potential of renewable hydropower energy, with an estimated capacity of up to 20,000 MW and a total energy output of 87,000 GWh per year.
The huge Bakun project, the biggest dam in Southeast Asia, came online in 2011, with a capacity of 2,400 MW, and Sarawak Energy’s 944 MW Murum hydroelectric project has been fully operational since mid-2015. Together, they will help to ensure that the state has the potential to generate 7,400 MW by 2025.
Sarawak Energy has identified a dozen more promising sites for the construction of dams. However, construction work will only begin once feasibility studies and comprehensive social and environmental impact assessment (SEIA) reports have been conducted by Sarawak Energy and approvals have been obtained from the National Resources and Environment Board (NREB) and from the state government.
Current projections indicate that SCORE customers will require 6,000 megawatts by 2030, while residential, retail and commercial demand in Sarawak will call for another 2,000 MW. Combined with energy generated by coal, diesel and gas, hydropower will supply enough energy to support the state’s rapid growth beyond 2030 and also provide electricity for export to overseas markets.
Batang Ai HEP
Proposed HEP Dams (planning or feasibility study level)
- Balleh Dam
- Limbang Dam (feasibility study completed)
- Lawas Dam
- Baram Dam
- Belaga Dam
- Mejawa Dam (12km downstream of Bakun Dam)
- Punan Bah Dam
- Pelagus Dam