Case Study: Intelligent Renewables (Smart Solar)
Regional Utility Drives Renewables Reliability and Customer Satisfaction
How can intelligent technologies help a utility meet regional needs for reliable renewable energy?
With advanced weather forecasting that optimizes the operation of 3.5 GW hydropower assets.
SEB meets regional needs with more productive renewable assets.
Sarawak Energy Berhad is an energy development company and a vertically integrated power utility, with 5.2K employees, a consumer base of 700K account holders, and 3M customers across Sarawak. SEB’s vision is achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for Sarawak by meeting the region’s need for reliable and renewable energy.
SEB’s energy predominantly comes from Sarawak’s rich hydropower resources, making its energy supply environmentally friendly and sustainable. The company is the primary electricity provider in Sarawak as well as Sarawak’s largest employer of professional Sarawak talent.
SEB key role is to provide reliable, safe, and competitively priced power. As the utility depends primarily on hydropower, it is subjected to high fluctuations in energy production due to weather variations.
In addition, extreme meteorological events often cause power outages, accounting for >60% of total power outage. Such events negatively impact the community and economy, making the issue a priority. To overcome these challenges as well as help SEB become a fully digital utility by 2025, SEB sought innovative technologies and expertise to transform.