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Malaysia, Singapore complete electricity interconnector upgrade

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Singapore have completed the upgrading of the electricity interconnector between both countries to enable mutual energy transfer in times of power outage, Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct 26).

“Since 1983, the interconnector has enabled mutual energy transfer between Singapore and Malaysia during times of power system disturbances. With the completion of the upgrading works in August this year (2022), the interconnector can now accommodate bidirectional electricity flows of around 1,000 megawatts between Malaysia and Singapore.

“This is double its earlier capacity and has enhanced regional energy connectivity.

“In addition to mutual support, the interconnector is currently used for cross-border power trade under the Lao PDR-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LTMS-PIP). The LTMS-PIP imports up to 100 megawatts of renewable hydropower from Lao PDR to Singapore via Thailand and Malaysia using existing interconnections,” the EMA said.

Source : The Edge Markets

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