Just like conventional petrol stations, the Electron Stations will include a host of services such as food and beverage outlets, convenience stores and more.
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Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) entered into a strategic partnership with Gamuda Land to build two Electron Stations for electric vehicle charging at their property development projects in Selangor.
The stations are set to be built at Gamuda Cove in Southern Klang Valley and Gamuda Gardens in Northern Klang Valley for communities in the projects and visitors to the water theme park at Gamuda Cove.
The stations, slated to serve motorists by 2025, will accelerate the development of ecosystems and infrastructures for Electric Vehicles (EV) in the country, thus supporting the sustainability vision of both companies.
The future electron stations will be powered by rooftop solar panels that will help offset electricity from the grid and support a greener environment.
These electric charging stations will be compatible with all vehicle-makes ranging from hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully EVs and include both AC and DC fast chargers.
Just like conventional petrol stations, the Electron Stations will include a host of services such as food and beverage outlets, convenience stores and more to serve motorists who are waiting for their vehicles to be charged.
TNB Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer Datuk Ir. Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan said the MoU would pave the way for TNB and Gamuda Land to collaborate towards increasing the usage of electric vehicles in Malaysia and achieve Malaysia’s net zero emissions aspiration by 2050.
At the same time, the stations will allow both companies to enhance their ongoing efforts to achieve their Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) targets while ensuring continued business growth.
Megat explained that supporting electric vehicle proliferation is part of TNB’s energy transition pillars. He said that it was indeed the right step forward in realising the aspiration to provide a sustainable master plan that will feature climate-responsive design, integrated transport and super low energy building with smart features.
All of these initiatives will require substantial investments and no individual entity will be able to shoulder this responsibility alone. Therefore, cooperation like what TNB and Gamuda Land are doing today is very much in line with supporting the government’s vision.TNB Chief Strategy and Ventures Officer Datuk Ir. Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan.
Gamuda Land’s Chief Operating Officer Chu Wai Lune noted that urban transportation contributes approximately 23% of carbon emissions and that the company wants to ensure its developments are equipped with facilities to support sustainable modes of urban transportation.
The electron stations would complement our carbon reduction efforts such as having dedicated tree-lined pathways for cycling and walking and having e-trams in our townships as an alternative mode of transportation for our community.Gamuda Land’s Chief Operating Officer Chu Wai Lune
Under the MoU, both companies will be working to explore other sustainable energy initiatives under TNB’s offering at Gamuda Land’s townships.
Wai Lune said that they are pleased to have like-minded organisations such as TNB who share their green agenda as partners, in providing sustainable solutions to communities.
Gamuda’s “Green Plan” was introduced in 2021 and aims to further define the group’s ESG goals. The quantifiable plan takes a structured and accountable approach to decarbonisation with clear targets – reducing direct and indirect corporate greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 30% in 2025 and by 45% in 2030.
In April, Gamuda Cove was recognised as the first 5-Diamond LCCF (Low Carbon Cities Framework) private township in Malaysia by the Malaysia Green Technology and Climate Change Corporation (MGTC), whereas its Central Business District is GBI-Gold certified.
Meanwhile, the nature-inspired township of Gamuda Gardens is also a GBI-Silver-certified master plan.
TNB is apparently committed to facilitating consumer participation as part of its responsible energy transition plan, which includes EV ecosystem development.
The other focus areas are transitioning power generation to cleaner sources, growing its renewable energy portfolio, and enhancing the Grid of the Future (GoTF) to enable more green solutions.