Johor eyes renewable energy collaboration with Sarawak, hydrogen technology in focus

Datuk Seri Hasni Mohammad. Photo credit: Hasni Mohammad/Facebook

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, June 20: Johor is interested in partnering with Sarawak to explore opportunities in renewable energy, particularly in the field of hydrogen technology.

According to national news agency Bernama, Johor Sustainability Centre chairman Datuk Seri Hasni Mohammad announced that Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi will lead a delegation on a working visit to Sarawak by the end of this month.


He stated that the goal of the visit is to strengthen cooperation and exchange expertise in the development of renewable energy.

“We learnt that Sarawak intends to export renewable energy to Singapore, and if it utilises hydrogen technology, Johor can learn from this.

“We can also explore the potential of using hydrogen as a source of energy,” he was quoted as saying.

Hasni made the remarks to reporters after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Paragon Globe Berhad (PGB) and UOB Malaysia held today in Johor Bahru.

On June 10, the Sarawak Energy Transition Policy (SET-P), a comprehensive vision to ensure a sustainable, clean, and prosperous energy future for Sarawak, was unveiled at the inaugural Asia Pacific Green Hydrogen Conference and Exhibition 2024 (APGH 2024), held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK).

In his keynote address, Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg said by embracing the principles of innovation, inclusivity and global best practices, the SET-P envisions a multi-dimensional approach that integrates policy, regulation, technology, infrastructure and community engagement.

The policy also relies on several key enablers that will propel Sarawak forward, where it requires robust policy and regulatory support to navigate the transition while ensuring continued economic growth. — DayakDaily