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Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani

DATE

03/10/2002

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Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani

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TNB To Buy Electricity Generated By Bio-Mass From
ROMPIN, Oct 2 (Bernama) -- Tenaga Nasional Berhad has agreed in principleto buy electricity generated by Felda using bio-mass technology.TNB chairman Datuk Dr Jamaluddin Jarjis said a TNB subsidiary, Tenaga SPLSdn Bhd, and Felda were experimenting the effectiveness of oil palm husksin power production."Soon we will sign an agreement to buy electricity from Felda so theproject can succeed," he told reporters after attending a Felda functionnear here Wednesday. Dr Jamaluddin is the member of parliament for Rompin.Felda chairman Tan Sri Dr Yusof Noor, who was present, said the agencywould construct four power stations powered by oil palm husks, as part ofFelda's downstream activities.Dr Jamaluddin said Felda would supply 20 megawatts of electricity to eachof the power stations.TNB will buy the electricity at 18 sen per unit. At present, it is paying12 sen for gas generated electricity and 13 sen for coal produced power."Even though we will buy from Felda at a higher price, we will only bedistributing to customers in the areas concerned...no grid cost isinvolved here," he added. -- BERNAMA