A 275 kV transmission line currently being built in Malaysia to link the Murum dam to the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) may be re-routed to facilitate construction of a 110 MW hydro plant in Balepeh.

Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB), developer of the Murum dam project, is now studying the plan to alter the route of the transmission line. Re-routing the transmission line would delay its completion but would not hold up the start of power generation at Murum, said Andrew Pattle, director for the Murum dam project.

The transmission line would connect Murum to the transmission system near Bakun, he said. The project was originally scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2012, a year ahead of the first power to be commercially produced by Murum.

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