Tenaga Nasional (TNB) has partnered with Microsoft to accelerate its digital transformation and explore modernising the digital foundations for TNB. The company also intends to adopt external use cases that could transform the core business to support the group’s strategic pillars of Gride of the Future and Winning the Customer, as well as explore opportunities within the energy transition space.
Both parties have agreed to collaboratively work on discovering and validating potential opportunities which will be conducted through a series of identified pilot projects over a period of two years.
Meanwhile, the partnership 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.
President and CEO of TNB, Indera Ir. Baharin Din, said digitalisation is an important element of TNB’s Grid of the Future strategic pillar, which he said is a critical enabler in delivering the nation’s energy transition and to fast track TNB’s own sustainability aspiration of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Transforming to a smarter and digitalised grid will see TNB implement key digital projects such as smart energy management system, advanced distribution management systems, intelligent asset performance systems as well as expand the coverage for tracking and monitoring of substations using IoT and geospatial technology.
On the area of upskilling, Microsoft also partnered with the government of Malaysia in June this year to launch the MyDIGITAL GovTech Innovation partnership to equip civil servants with digital skills and training. This will be done in collaboration with Microsoft and key government agencies such as MyDIGITAL Corporation and the Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit to support the nation’s aspiration for inclusive, sustainable, and responsible development.