KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Dagangan Bhd has signed a tripartite agreement with Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Malaysian Green Technology Corp to set up at least 100 charging stations (ChargEV) for electric vehicles by next year.

They will also look into installing solar photovoltaic panels at 100 selected stations to power the ChargEV.

Petronas Dagangan signed the agreement with TNB’s wholly-owned TNB Energy Services Sdn Bhd and GreenTech Malaysia during the 8th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia yesterday.

The companies said the three-way strategic partnership will also look at ways to increase the number of ChargEV stations to cater to growing market demand.

“We will continue to monitor the market response from time to time and will not hesitate to gradually increase the number of ChargEV stations should there be a rising demand for the facility,” said the companies.

Petronas Dagangan managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus said in a statement.

“We will also look into installing solar PV panels at 100 selected stations, therefore, the energy used to power the ChargEV will be fully renewable and completely carbon-free, making it truly green,” he added.

The company’s commitment towards the greenification of Petronas stations is in support of Malaysia’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 as pledged during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Under the partnership, GreenTech Malaysia and TNBES will assist in transforming the selected 100 stations into energy-efficient stations by implementing energy-efficient lightings and air-conditioners and integrating an energy management system in each of these stations.

“TNBES shall provide innovative energy efficient lifestyle solutions that are mutually beneficial to our collaboration partners. We believe the collaboration will accelerate the growth of green energy in Malaysia,” said TNBES managing director Dr Ahmad Jaafar Abd Hamid.

The partnership is an extension from the memorandum of understanding signed between Petronas Dagangan and GreenTech Malaysia last year to install 66 ChargEV stations.

A total 55 stations have been installed at Petronas stations nationwide.

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