Tenaga Nasional Berhad has signed an MOU with Microsoft on potential collaboration in areas of digitalisation for TNB and working towards Grid of the Future.
Delivering the speech on behalf of his CEO Dato’ Indera Ir. Baharin Din, Chief Global Business Solutions Officer, Ahmad Hushairi bin Ibrahim said the MoU will allow both parties to explore modernising the digital foundations for TNB with the intent of adopting external use cases that could transform the core business to support the Group’s strategic pillars of Grid of the Future and Winning the Customer, as well as explore opportunities within the energy transition space.
TNB’s Grid of the Future is envisioned to be the next generation of a grid that is smart, automated, and digitally enabled to ensure maximum efficiency and reliability of power supply. This smart grid will also be equipped with self-healing capabilities to minimise supply interruption and is also expected to support bi-directional power sources from the prosumer’s own distributed energy sources and renewable energy (RE).
Transforming to a smarter and digitalised grid will see TNB implement key digital projects such as smart energy management systems, advanced distribution management systems, and intelligent asset performance systems as well as expand the coverage for tracking and monitoring of substations using IoT and geospatial technology.
However, he said, to accelerate the digital transformation of the company, TNB believes in establishing strategic partnerships with trusted technology partners that could assist in offering advice, guidance, and expertise in the field of digital technology.
Baharin also disclosed that to accelerate digitalisation for Grid of the Future and Winning the Customer, several key digitalisation implementations are identified for Regulatory Period 3 (RP3) in which TNB is committed to investing RM2.5 to 2.7 billion over the next 3 years.
TNB’s Residential customers will also experience the effects of digitalisation through the deployment of smart meters which provides them with better visibility of energy usage as well as control of their electricity usage through awareness of their own consumption patterns. All of these are made easily accessible through TNB digital channels such as the myTNB app and myTNB self-service portal.
In addition, the MoU also includes digital skilling and development initiatives for TNB employees where technical and digital competency in using Microsoft tools and cloud services of varying complexity will be provided for both IT and Non-IT roles within the company.
Source: Business Today
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