TAWAU: The geothermal power plant in Apas Kiri here is scheduled to come onstream in 2016, said Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Ongkili. He said the project on a 12 square kilometre site being undertaken by Tawau Green Energy Sdn Bhd (TGE) was at the site preparation stage would be able to generate 36MW of electricity when completed.
"This project is good example of innovation in green energy," he told reporters after making a visit to the project site, on Saturday. The overall cost of the project is estimated at RM572 million. Earlier, the minister had visited the Kubota power station here. - BERNAMA