Christopher & Lee Ong Update: Update on guide for cross-border electricity sales issued by energy commission

Cross-border electricity trade is one of the means for effective utilisation of regional energy resources. It enables the demands of a region to be met in a cost-efficient manner. It creates opportunities for diverse natural resources to be utilised to meet the sustainability goals of individual countries.

As part of the Malaysian government’s initiatives to achieve such goals, Malaysia has, since the 1980s, integrated its electricity supply system with two neighbouring countries, Singapore and Thailand.

On 25 October 2021, the Energy Commission of Malaysia (“EC”) issued the second edition of the Guide for Cross-Border Electricity Sales (“Revised EC Guide”), revising the original Guide for Cross-Border Electricity Power Sales issued on 31 December 2020.

This Update provides the key changes in the Revised EC Guide.

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