After two years of direct award SIPP Energy's Southern Power Generation Sdn Berhad has finally received a green light from the government to build a 1 440 MW gas fired generation (Track 4A) at Pasir Gudang Johor. The project had been directly awarded without going for a competitive tender citing a need to fast track the project to 2018 instead of the initial plan for 2020 delivery. The start up of the project is now slated for January 2020. The Track 4B 2000 MW CCGT was also directly awarded in August 2014 seven years ahead of the slated start up of 2021. TNB's Track 3A 1000 MW Janamanjung coal project is another direct award project currently under construction. Now with the direct award of 200 MW utility scale solar this year there has been a growing concern on the impact of these awards without competitive bids on long term power tariffs.