- Greenhouse gasses emissions
- Water resource
- Biodiversity and habitat protection
- Waste management
- Reductions of other air emissions
- Water availability & quality
- Energy-water nexus & downstream flow requirement
- Increase share of clean and renewable energy
- Introduce new and environmentally friendly technology
- Safety, health and environment
- Quantifying the impacts from our operation
- Continuously conscious of our usage of materials and consumption of water
- Create new ecosystems contribute to the well-being of the environment
- Partnership in biodiversity conservation
PERFORMANCE WE’VE ACHIEVED
Increase share of clean and renewable energy
Renewable Energy Generated (GWh)
Increased by 1,845% since 2010
Introduce new and environmentally friendly technology
- * Published Sustainability Report 2015
- ** Benchmarking Air Emissions of The 100 Largest Electric Power Producers in the United States, M.J. Bradley & Associates LLC. (July 2015)
- *** Japan: Materials published by The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (10 electric power companies and J-POWER)
MANAGING OUR WATER RESOURCES
WATER UTILISATION FOR OUR
WATER INTAKE FOR COOLING PROCESS
SARAWAK ENERGY CONSERVATION EFFORTS
Murum Hydroelectric Plant (MHEP) is the latest hydropower plant to come on line for Sarawak Energy. Its catchment has become a high biodiversity value area and an environmentally-protected area within the State. The MHEP reservoir spans a geographical area of approximately 245 km2, with its dam standing at a maximum height of 146 m above the riverbed, providing the capacity to hold 1.6 million m3 of water.
- Tagang System Fisheries
- Plant/Orchid Garden on a Permanent Island in the Murum Reservoir
- Study on Environmental Efficiency Improvement and Rehabilitation Plan
- Environmental Education and Awareness
PROTECTING SARAWAK’S RICH BIODIVERSITY
With our 100-year history of serving Sarawak, we recognise how fortunate we are to operate in a region rich with natural resources and biodiversity. In view of this, we have made it our mission to protect the natural environment and its flora and fauna. In recent years, this has seen our company focus on undertaking hydropower projects which not only help to create new ecosystems that contribute to the well-being of the environment, but also act as a catalyst for rural development.
SARAWAK ENERGY’S INVOLVEMENT IN HoB INITIATIVE
Hydropower is one of the best options for clean and renewable energy. In Sarawak most of the potential and ideal areas for hydropower development are located downstream of the Heart of Borneo (HoB) areas. These areas are the headwaters of the major rivers in the state which also serve as catchment areas that provide water supply to meet downstream needs including power generation.
Good quality and consistent water supply to our reservoirs will ensure our hydroelectric plants operate at optimum level. This will also result in endless benefits to the State’s development via new revenue streams, with a stable and competitive source of energy leading the pack, followed by increased Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that will result in thousands of job opportunities, rural development and tax revenue. Indirect benefits include access to basic infrastructure for rural areas, flood mitigation and environmental conservation in the form of clean energy in reducing the environmental load.
THE HEART OF BORNEO INITIATIVE
The HoB Initiative is a unique Government-led and NGOsupported programme that was initiated by a joint Declaration by the governments of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia in 2007.
The aim of the initiative is to conserve the biodiversity of the Heart of Borneo for the benefit of the people who rely upon it through a network of protected areas, sustainable management of forests and other sustainable land uses.
The Heart of Borneo Scientific Expedition Baleh 2015, as it was officially known, was part of the State’s conservation effort and it contributed to support the protection of water resources in the Baleh catchment.
The expedition site was within the proposed Baleh National Park, which was also a part of the headwater areas for the catchment. Jointly organised by the Forest Department Sarawak, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Sarawak Energy, the 10-day expedition was located upstream and within the catchment area of the proposed Baleh hydroelectric plant.
It was one of the top priorities of the HoB initiative to strengthen commitment to Sustainable Development and conservation in Sarawak.
The objectives of the expedition were:
- To gather baseline data and document the diversity of the flora and fauna of Upper Baleh to support the gazetting of the Proposed Baleh National Park.
- To gather baseline biodiversity data to support conservation and development of a catchment management plan.
- To generate new scientific information on the biodiversity of a poorlyknown part of Sarawak state. Activities by UNIMAS will lead to scientific publications, student training and materials (data, specimens and tissue samples) for research.
- To gather baseline data to develop an understanding of the montane terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity and ecosystems to support and complement identification of other representative priority conservation areas within the wider Baleh watershed.
The results show that the Baleh Basin area is rich with herpetofaunal diversity, including three undescribed species of lizards (of the family Scincidae) as well as the Bornean endemic species, genus and family, Lanthanotus borneensis, the Bornean Earless Monitor, which is classified as Totally Protected in Sarawak.
The data and findings will provide insights for an integrated management approach of the Baleh catchment, and the gazetting of this area. Having an example created in Baleh, there is potential to replicate the management to broader watersheds within the Heart of Borneo which includes protecting headwater sources for energy and water security for Sarawak.