Sabah State Assembly approves Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Act | Daily Express Malaysia

Sabah State Assembly approves Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Act

Publication date: Thursday, April 25, 2024



Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said this would pave the way for the development of ocean thermal energy conversion as a new renewable energy source and one of the key initiatives under the blue economy. Ta. (Photo from Barnama Files)

Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah Legislative Assembly today approved the new Ocean Thermal Conversion Energy Energy (OTEC) Enactment Act 2024 and the Sabah Energy Commission Enactment Act 2024 (Amendment No. 2). Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor said this would pave the way for the development of OTEC as a new source of renewable energy and as one of the key initiatives under the blue economy.

“This law will enable the state to regulate exploration, construction and operational activities of OTEC facilities through the Energy Commission of Sabah (ECoS),” he said in a statement. It uses surface water and the cold deep sea to generate electricity in an environmentally friendly way. ”

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