A workshop for some 100 participants comprising employees of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) profiled how the advent of new technologies is increasingly crucial to promote resilient infrastructure and efficient power plants. A joint effort between TNB and Siemens Malaysia, the workshop also addresses solutions for Malaysia’s largest electricity utility company.
Siemens Malaysia President and CEO Indranil Lahiri says, “Siemens is ready to support our customers in Malaysia in making the digital leap and transformation a painless affair, whether in power generation or energy management which are the strengths of our business portfolio and the answer to urban growth.” He adds although the gradual uptake on digitalisation by businesses, organisations and industries is revolutionizing the way people work, the adoption of digitalisation is still at an infancy rate in Malaysia.
TNB Chief Corporate Officer Datuk Wira Roslan Rahman says TNB is capitalising on digitalisation and technological innovations to increase efficiency, enhance customer experience and deliver value to shareholders and other stakeholders. He says, ” We are taking advantage of these technologies for our generation and grid operations, as well as introduce products and services beyond the meter.”
This includes the introduction of TNB’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure in Melaka at some 340 000 homes whereby TNB can now monitor the usage and problems of electricity for homes from their operation centers instead of going out to the ground. TNB also plans to invest in the smart grid system or Grid of the Future which will bring its digitalisation vision to a reality.
With Malaysia hosting CEPSI 2018 in September, Siemens is also announced as the Diamond Sponsor for the event.