TNB: Klang Valley faces power cuts if CAR project doesn’t go ahead
KANGAR, Aug 9 — Areas in Selangor and the Klang Valley will face serious power supply disruption should the Central Reinforcement Area (CAR) project be postponed further.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) vice-president (Transmission) Datuk Rozimi Remeli said this is due to the increasing need for energy in the central region.
"We have held 27 meetings with the Selangor Action Council and hope the state government will quickly make a decision to ensure the supply infrastructure is completed," he told Bernama here today.
The CAR project, which began in 2005, involves the installation of 60km of high-voltage cables between Bukit Tarek in Rawang and Kampung Chubadak, Sentul. The project was postponed for the past four years following objections by locals there, with a remaining distance of 1.5km in Kampung Sungai Terentang, Rawang, to be completed.
Commenting further, Rozimi said TNB spent RM300 million to implement the national grid to ensure the country, especially the Klang Valley and Selangor, obtains sufficient power supply.
"Currently, investors look at our stable power supply system as a reason to invest in the country and they may leave if it is disrupted," he said.
Rozimi said TNB at the same time continued efforts to increase the national grid nationwide.
A total of RM1 billion has been allocated this year to implement the national grid infrastructure and from that amount, 95 per cent was already used, he added.
Rozimi is here to attend the state-level Ihya Ramadan TNB which was held last night at the Al-Amin Mosque in Sempering, near here.
At the event, 50 orphans and poor residents received a total of RM5,000 in contributions from TNB. — Bernama