Perak, Malaysia is to host the construction of two new coal fired power plants as the country seeks to match increasing electricity demand.

Malaysian electric utility Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is will construct two high-technology 1,000 MW coal-fired power plants in Manjung, Perak.
“The two projects in Manjung are mainly for domestic usage and are expected to be completed in 2017,” said TBN vice president Zainuddin Ibrahim.

Malaysia has an average daily power consumption of 15,000 to 16,000 MW, with the figure expected to increase by 5 per cent annually.

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