Sarawak Energy is Malaysia’s largest hydropower developer and renewable energy provider and this year’s strategic partner for the 2023 World Hydropower Congress.
The company is a vertically integrated power utility with the vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity by meeting Southeast Asia’s need for renewable energy. Across the state of Sarawak, the company serves a population of nearly three million and close to 650,000 customers with a multi-disciplinary workforce of 5,000. Its hydropower delivers reliable, renewable and affordable electricity to customers in Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo.
Building on a strong foundation of 100 years as the single provider of electricity in the state, Sarawak Energy is taking bold steps to support the transformation of Sarawak in its vision to developed status by 2030, through its role in powering the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy or SCORE.
Sarawak Energy's generation projects focus on developing renewable, affordable hydropower complemented by thermal energy for security of supply. These projects are setting Sarawak on track to provide reliable 24 hour electricity supply for all Sarawakians, meet the bulk power demand of industrial and export customers and become the regional powerhouse of ASEAN.
“The world is in a climate crisis and energy industry stakeholders must intensify efforts to work together collaboratively towards a more sustainable energy future,” says Datu Sharbini Suhaili, Sarawak Energy Group Chief Executive Officer.
After commissioning Sarawak’s first hydropower plant in 1985, the power utility’s customers today enjoy globally competitive tariffs as well as a predominantly renewable generation mix. Sarawak Energy currently has three major hydropower plants – 108MW Batang Ai; 2,400MW Bakun; and 944MW Murum – with the 1,285MW Baleh due for commissioning towards the latter part of this decade. Sarawak is working with Indonesian partners to build the proposed 1,375MW Mentarang Induk Hydroelectric Project in Indonesian Borneo.
Driven by a strong commitment to sustainable development, Sarawak Energy is a Sustainability Partner of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and hosted the 2013 World Hydropower Congress in Sarawak state capital Kuching.
Sarawak Energy is a member of the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia (2017) and a Gold member of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) since 2016. Sarawak Energy is also supporting the wider Borneo and ASEAN grids to foster a more integrated and resilient energy future for the region.