TNB Buzz: Electricity Power Generation in Malaysia

TNB Buzz: Electricity Power Generation in Malaysia


electricity power generation in Malaysia electricity is generated by converting various forms of energies into electrical energy one of the most common methods is using kinetic energy to rotate a magnet surrounded by coils of wires to generate electrical current in order to create the kinetic energy needed to rotate the magnet various energy resources can be used natural gas is one of the resources used commonly in Malaysia the combustion process creates high-pressure gas that rotates a turbine which then turns the magnet in a combined cycle power plant the exhaust gas will also be used to heat up water to create steam to rotate another turbine the movement of the magnets in the generators produces electrical energy coal is another resource commonly used in Malaysia and the rest of the world by burning coal heat is generated to boil water which turns into steam the steam power is then used to rotate the turbine historically the generation mix in Malaysia was predominantly oil-based however oil shocks led many countries to reevaluate their over dependency on oil for electricity generation the government introduced the four field policy in 1981 diversifying our generation mix into hydro gas coal and oil a diverse generation mix eliminates the danger of over relying on any single fuel for electricity generation today electricity in Malaysia is powered by 54.4% of natural gas and 40.2% of coal with hydropower and oil making up for the remainder in 2001 the government introduced the five field policy where renewable energy was recognized as the fifth fuel currently renewable energy is developed in a small scale due to technological and cost constraints as technology progresses who knows in the future renewable energy may be able to power more houseful and industries to complement the conventional power plants visit T&V bascomb to find out more

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