Helping Sabahans in energy poor areas, move towards a future of energy equity, sustainable livelihoods, climate resilience and improved wellbeing.
The Sabah Renewable Energy Rural Electrification Roadmap (RE2) has developed a Roadmap to implement renewable energy mini-grids for at least half of the unelectrified villages in remote areas in Sabah by 2027. 400 unelectrified villages in Sabah were mapped and 200 of these were scoped for feasibility, of which 11 sites were identified as feasible for the implementation for renewable energy mini-grids. Furthermore, the project has successfully received further funding for the establishment of renewable energy mini-grids at 3 sites, with 2 having already began implementation as of September 2023.
The first nine months of this project focused on developing the Roadmap for renewable energy to address the challenges of remote area electrification in the State of Sabah in Malaysian Borneo.
The Roadmap, agreed by stakeholders, proposes a diverse approach to mini-grid operational models and implementing and contracting systems, and applies a funding map with phased and blended deployment of finances.
Approval of the Roadmap included the development of a mock self-regulatory environment for mini-grids under 72 kW. It also included criteria for selecting the first 5-7 demonstration mini-grids for implementation in Phase One, whereby a diversity of approaches will be prototyped in a variety of contexts for future scale-out.
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