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Malaysia power and renewable markets long-term outlook 2017

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Report summary

With the awards of 3000 MW coal and 3700 MW gas power plants and the planned 1000 MW solar power plants, a healthy reserve margin of above 20% will be maintained until 2025.

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    Executive summary

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    Economic outlook

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    Policy and regulation

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    Environmental policy and renewables

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    Supply-demand balances

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    Risks and uncertainties

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This report includes 47 images and tables including:


  • Malaysia power market at a glance
  • GDP forecast - Malaysia
  • Malaysia's energy policy and regulatory structure
  • Policy and regulation: Image 2
  • Breakeven cost (LRMC) based on technology (2020 prices)
  • Peninsular Malaysia 2020 merit order
  • Peninsular Malaysia 2030 merit order
  • Peninsular Malaysia power infrastructure
  • Peninsular Malaysia grid generation by fuel
  • East Malaysia grid generation by fuel
  • Peninsular Malaysia annual capacity factor by plant type (% utilisation)
  • Sarawak annual capacity factor (% utilisation)
  • Sabah annual capacity factor (% utilisation)
  • Peninsular Malaysia electricity prices
  • Peninsular Malaysia’s average electricity prices
  • Peninsular Malaysia average annual short term generation costs by system and plant type
  • Average end-user power breakeven cost (Real 2015)
  • GDP growth assumptions for high and low case
  • Power demand sensitivity on gas
  • Coal growth assumptions for high and low case
  • Coal demand sensitivity on gas in the power sector
  • Capacity: renewables vs non-renewables
  • Environmental policy and renewables: Image 2
  • Capacity: renewables by fuel
  • Generation: renewables by fuel
  • COP21 INDC target
  • Emissions in the power sector
  • Contribution of gas and coal in the power sector
  • Power sales growth, GDP growth and electricity intensity factor
  • Demand: Image 2
  • Existing and planned capacity
  • Capacity by plant type and peak load
  • Reserve margin by region
  • Available capacity by region
  • Sarawak power infrastructure
  • Sabah power infrastructure
  • Power Export from Peninsular to Thailand, Singapore
  • Power Export from Sarawak to West Kalimantan
  • Malaysia captive power sales by region
  • Peninsular Malaysia captive power by plant type (2014)


  • Malaysia power available capacity
  • Malaysia power market balance
  • Malaysia gas demand by sector
  • Key changes to analysis from H2 2016 publication
  • Feed-In-Tariffs
  • New plant economics by technology (LRMC)
  • Major energy legislation

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