KUALA LUMPUR: Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) is expected to complete the environmental impact assessment (EIA) study for its 300mw Nenggiri hydroelectric plant in Kelantan by 2018.
Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Maximus Johnity Ongkili said TNB has already conducted the feasibility study for the project, and is in the midst of conducting design and engineering works and the EIA studies.
“Based on studies done so far, the potential flooded area to develop the Nenggiri hydroelectric project is about 5,834ha,” he said in reply to a question from Ahmad Marzuki Shaary (PAS-Bachok) on the progress of the Nenggiri and Lebir hydroelectric projects in Kelantan’s Gua Musang district and the area required to be flooded for both of these developments.
Ongkili said the feasibility study for the 274mw Lebir project has also been completed by TNB, with an estimated flooded area of 15,400ha.
He said the government has yet to decide whether to develop the Lebir project as a dual-function power plant, namely power generation and a flood prevention dam.