A Geothermal power plant for Malaysia  

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The Star reports that a geothermal power plant is to be built in Malaysia - Geothermal power plant soon.

The country's first environmental-friendly geother- mal power generation plant will begin operating in Tawau in three years.

The 30mW plant costing some RM400mil would be built and operated by Sabah-based Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd (TGE) with the electricity being channelled to the Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) power grid.

State Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun witnessed the signing of a 21-year renewable energy power purchase agreement between TGE and SESB yesterday.

TGE project director Andrew Amaladoss said the geothermal plant would be built on a 20ha site about 20km from Tawau town and adjacent to the Tawau Hills Park.

Amaladoss said TGE would tap geothermal energy by drilling 12 wells to a depth of between 1.8km and 2km.

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