PUTRAJAYA, June 18 (Bernama) -- The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) today conducted its first balloting for solar PV for non-individuals (up to 425 kW).
Its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Catherine Ridu said the balloting was split into three capacity categories -- up to 72kW; between 72kW and 180 kW; and between 180 kW and 425 kW -- with the full results to be published on its official website by tonight.
"SEDA has received in total 351 applications that are eligible for balloting with a total capacity of 74.1757 MW.
"Of these, 120 applications fall within the first category with total capacity of 4.2293 MW, 85 applications are in the second category with total capacity of 13.6267 MW, and 146 applications are in the final category with total capacity of 56.3197 MW.
"This further splitting of capacity categories was hoped to achieve a level of fairness for quota allocation on various capacities applied for.
"The total capacity available for allocation is 10 MW," she said in her speech before witnessing the first balloting process here today.
Also present were Deputy Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid; President of the Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association Ahmad Shadzli Abdul Wahab; and President of the Malaysian Photovoltaic Manufacturers Association Ahmad Abu Kassim.
Ridu said based on a simple pro-rata principle, the quota allocated should be 0.5 MW, 1.8 MW and 7.7 MW for the first, second and final categories respectively.
"However SEDA has received feedback from both industry players and members of the public that the quota allocation for smaller capacity should be increased to benefit more small solar PV developers," she said.
She said SEDA has proposed that the capacity be changed to 1.5 MW, 2.0 MW and 6.5 MW for the first, second and third categories respectively, adding the solar PV quota for the community will be released on July 16 this year.
Seda Holds First Balloting For Solar PV For Non-individuals Up To 425 KW
Wednesday Jun 25, 2014