Company’s vision is to be the premier sustainable utility company in Southeast Asia
In March 2020, there was a transition in Cenergi’s senior management position, with Hairol Azizi Tajudin appointed to Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO).
He has plans to lead Cenergi to the next level. He shared: “Cenergi’s vision is to be the premier sustainable utility company in Southeast Asia.
“Cenergi has proven itself to be one of the leaders in Malaysia’s renewable energy industry, with a commendable track record and well-diversified portfolio.”
All Cenergi’s RE operational projects in generating sustainable energy are developed and operated by Cenergi. Cenergi’s portfolios in managing RE include grid-connected biogas power plants, Feed-in Tariff solar farms, commercial rooftop solar systems, and biomass pellet plant.
“Our company is equipped with in-house talent and experience, needed to propel us in the right direction towards materialising our strong project pipeline in the coming years.”
Cenergi’s biogas plants are developed by Cenergi’s very own engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) team and are now operated by the internal operations and maintenance team.
“Being a company in the renewable energy and sustainable industry, we believe that a sustainable business operation is paramount.
“Hence, operational excellence is key. The management now is driving this culture at all levels and in all activities that we do.”
“We also are strongly committed to health and safety, reflecting our high operational standards and the importance of employee wellbeing. Since inception, we have successfully clocked over 1.5 million safe man-hours,” added Hairol.
Cenergi’s operating plants and projects
“On the biogas front, Cenergi is to date the largest grid-connected biogas-to-energy power plant developer and operator in Malaysia,” said Hairol.
The biogas power plants utilise methane – captured from palm oil mill effluent (POME), the palm oil industry’s byproduct – as the primary fuel source.
Since the inception of Havys, Cenergi’s first biogas power plant commissioned in 2013, Cenergi has grown extensively and has 17 biogas power plants in its portfolio, comprising 15.8 MW in operation and another 12.2 MW under development.
In December 2020, Cenergi achieved Commercial Operation Date (COD) of its first biogas-to-energy power plant outside Malaysia, i.e. in Lampung, Sumatera, with an installed capacity 3.0 MW, utilising gas captured from cassava.
Solar is another fast-growing RE business segment. This is reflected in Cenergi’s rapidly increasing solar projects portfolio.
Through ventures in corporate Solar Power Purchase Agreements (SPPA) with corporate customers, Cenergi installs and operates solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on rooftops of the buildings and premises of these customers.
Installation of solar panels allows these corporate customers to enjoy reduced electricity costs with zero upfront capital and operational expenditure for the entire SPPA term. Currently, Cenergi is developing rooftop solar assets with multiple corporate customers in the Northern and Eastern regions of Peninsular Malaysia.
This is in addition to the three ground-mounted solar farms with a total installed capacity of 7.0 MW and two rooftop solar assets with a total installed capacity of 3.5 MWp, which are operational.
In the EE segment, Cenergi focuses on reducing client’s energy consumption by implementing energy-saving measures and upgrading electrical equipment that is less efficient in both commercial and industrial buildings. The reduced energy consumption is then translated into significant savings in utility bills.
Cenergi has implemented four EE projects with a total investment value of RM45 million, including one public university in Gombak, Selangor and three retail malls in Kuala Lumpur, Bandaraya Melaka and Johor Baru.
Exploring new ventures
Cenergi is also actively looking for new ventures by exploring an innovative and disruptive technology such as biomass fuels, waste heat recovery and bio compressed natural gas (bioCNG) to expand its RE business.
Cenergi’s most recent biomass fuel production venture via an Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) pellet plant is progressing well. The EFB pellet is expected to be fuel in a biomass power plant or coal-fired power plants, either locally or internationally.
This venture will allow Cenergi to build its capabilities and expertise in the biomass market while highlighting its benefits as a natural and sustainable fuel source.
He said: “We believe that strategic partnerships are essential to our business. Cenergi relies very much on our valuable partners.
“We are grateful that our
partners believe in our reputability and capabilities in delivering what is expected from us.
“We will continue to
After operating for almost a decade, Cenergi seeks to continue making an impactful change towards the environment. enhance our capabilities in project delivery, asset management and operation and maintenance to maximise project return to our stakeholders.”
“To date, Cenergi has saved over 1.11 million tons of carbon emission through its operating assets and investments, which is equivalent to emissions by approximately 211,000 passenger vehicles on the road for one year, or over 111,000 homes’ energy use for one year.”
According to Hairol, the industry is expanding to realise the importance of sustainable and renewable energy industries.
“Cenergi has been in the industry for quite some time and we believe we can play a much bigger part to participate in the greater effort of generating clean energy for a better environment.” — @green