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Thursday, 12 October 2017 | MYT 1:46 PM

Petronas Dagangan steps up green plan with 100 EV charging stations

KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Dagangan Bhd has stepped up its plan to go green with the proposed installation of 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and setting up solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at 100 selected stations.

It said on Thursday it had teamed up with Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) and TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd – a unit of Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) – to enable the country to reduce its overall emission reduction target while catalysing Green Economy initiative. 

“Through this tripartite partnership, Petronas Dagangan  commits to install 100 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, ChargEV, by 2018 and will explore strategic partnership to increase the number of ChargEV gradually, in tandem with market demand. 

“Petronas Dagangan will also look into installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels at 100 selected stations. With this, the energy used to power the ChargEV will be fully renewable and completely carbon-free, making it truly green,” it said.
 
Petronas Dagangan managing director and CEO Datuk Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus, GreenTech Malaysia’s group CEO Dr. Mohd Azman Zainul Abidin and TNBES’ managing director, Dr Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid signed the MoU.

It was held in conjunction with the 8th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia, IGEM 2017. 

The partnership is an extension from the MoU signed in 2016 between Petronas Dagangan and GreenTech Malaysia to install 66 ChargEV stations. To date, 55 stations have been installed at Petronas stations nationwide. 

In addition to the EV charging facilities and solar PV panels, GreenTech Malaysia and TNBES will help transform the selected 100 stations into energy efficient station concept.

This will include energy efficient lightings and air-conditioners as well as integrating an energy management system in each of these stations. 

Mohd Azman said the MoU would put in place a strong foundation to charge up the future of green transport in Malaysia. 

“Building off the success of last year’s collaboration, GreenTech Malaysia is proud to be partnering with Petronas Dagangan and TNBES to leverage on the nation’s largest petroleum retail network to establish Malaysia's widest network of EV charging stations,” he said.
 
Meanwhile, Ahmad Jaafar said th MoU was another major collaboration between GLCs to boost efforts towards Green Energy. 

“TNBES shall provide innovative Energy Efficient lifestyle solutions that is mutually beneficial to our collaboration partners. We believe the collaboration will accelerate the growth of Green Energy in Malaysia,” he added. 

Petronas Dagangan's commitment towards greenification of its Petronas stations is in support of Malaysia’s target to achieve a reduction of 45% greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 2030 as pledged during the Conference of the Parties, COP 21.