Sarawak Energy’s decarbonised power grid important to mitigate climate change

Sim (sitting right) sharing Sarawak Energy digitalisation journey and its linkages with sustainability during the panel session together with Deputy Minister for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Dr. Hazland Abang Hipni, Chairman of Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation Berhad (SDEC) Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, and moderator; Founder and Director of Oake Media Lisa Oakes.

KUCHING, June 26: Sarawak Energy Berhad (Sarawak Energy) plays an important role in mitigating climate change through a decarbonised power grid with digitalisation as an enabler.

In highlighting this, Sarawak Energy Information and Communication Technology (ICT) senior vice president Sim Ko Sin said Sarawak Energy’s business is very much aligned to the “Net Zero Carbon” ambition.

According to her, development in sustainable hydropower enabled them to pursue opportunities in commercialisation of low-carbon solutions and the promotion of a low-carbon economy.

“In pursuit of our ambition to become the best operator and the renewable energy powerhouse of the region, Sarawak Energy also developed business digitalisation blueprints and roadmaps for each of our core lines of business, including Digital Power Plant, Smart Grid, and Smart Retail,” she said.

Sim said this when sharing Sarawak Energy digitalisation journey and its linkages with sustainability as part of a panel session on “Digitalisation to Accelerate Sustainable Development for Sarawak” during the 5th International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak 2022 (IDECS 2022) held at Borneo Convention Center Kuching (BCCK) on Friday (June 24).

Sim noted that early digital investment had enabled Sarawak Energy to continue operations during the nationwide movement control order (MCO), serving its customers through virtualised service and online platform and facilitate Sarawak Energy’s business resilience.

She said while Sarawak Energy is an asset-intensive company with its transformers, turbines, generators and other physical assets, the Group also placed equal importance on data as a strategic asset.

She also said by harnessing data value, Sarawak Energy is able to visualise information related to key operation performance metrics and derive actionable insights to optimise operations, which enabled the plants to greater reliability, agility, efficiency, and productivity.

“We are also working closely with like-minded agencies such as Sarawak Multimedia Authority (SMA), Sarawak Digital Economic Corporation (SDEC), through the Ministry of Utilities and Telecommunication (MUT) to drive Sarawak’s Digital Economy and Green Energy Agenda,” she added. — DayakDaily