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Gentari partners Sarawak Energy and SEDC Energy to drive clean energy growth

Collaboration to explore potential opportunities across Renewables, Hydrogen and Green Mobility
Published 27 June 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – 27 June 2023 – Clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) has signed two Strategic Collaboration Agreements (SCAs), with Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) and SEDC Energy Sdn Bhd (SEDC Energy) respectively, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarawak Economic Development Corporation, to explore potential opportunities to collaborate in developing and deploying clean energy solutions in the state. The signing ceremony took place during the Energy Asia conference, which gathers energy professionals, industry leaders, and policymakers, aiming to advance Asia’s Net-Zero Ambitions through actionable solutions for a just and responsible energy transition.

In Gentari’s partnership with SEB, the focus will be on diversifying and enhancing Sarawak’s energy mix – enabling a more sustainable and renewable energy supply, through the deployment of renewable energy projects. Meanwhile, Gentari’s collaboration with SEDC Energy will focus on the production of green hydrogen by optimising the state’s abundant renewable resources. In addition, Gentari is collaborating with both SEB and SEDC Energy to establish a comprehensive and wide-ranging electric vehicle (EV) charging network in Sarawak – an initiative that will be vital for promoting green mobility solutions and encouraging the shift towards low carbon transportation in the state.

“We are proud to collaborate with SEB and SEDC Energy to pursue the deployment of clean energy solutions in Sarawak and actively drive the state’s energy transition and decarbonisation efforts. Our strategic partnership embodies a holistic approach to address the clean energy needs of Sarawak. By leveraging our expertise to enable end-to-end solutions, we aim to help foster a greener and more energy resilient future for the state, besides positioning Sarawak as a regional leader in clean energy, with a focus on the green hydrogen sector,” commented Sushil Purohit, Chief Executive Officer, Gentari.

“We are excited to continue working together with PETRONAS, through Gentari, in this important endeavour to accelerate the growth of clean, renewable energy in Sarawak. With Sarawak Energy’s generation mix predominantly based on renewable hydropower, we are well positioned to enhance and diversify our energy sources, as well as to further decarbonise our transportation sector. This collaboration reflects our commitment to driving Sarawak’s energy transition and decarbonisation initiatives, while reinforcing our position as a regional leader in the renewable energy sector. This partnership is a significant step towards realising our vision of achieving sustainable growth and prosperity for our communities in Sarawak, all while safeguarding the environment,” said Datu Sharbini Suhaili, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB).

“We are delighted to join forces with Gentari to advance the implementation of sustainable energy solutions in Sarawak. We play an active role in the state’s transition to cleaner energy sources and reduced carbon emissions. This collaborative partnership encompasses a comprehensive approach to meet Sarawak’s clean energy requirements. By harnessing each other’s expertise to apply integrated solutions, our objective is clear on contributing to a greener and more resilient energy future for the state. Additionally, our focus on the clean hydrogen sector aims to position Sarawak as a regional frontrunner in clean energy,” said Robert Hardin, Chief Executive Officer, SEDC Energy.

To ensure the full success of the strategic collaboration, Gentari will work closely with the Sarawak State Government and other stakeholders in a public-private coordination framework. With this, the parties aim to comprehensively enhance communications, foster greater synergy, and streamline efforts towards achieving Sarawak’s clean energy goals, and making greater progress to create a sustainable future for the state.

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