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This study is being carried out as part of the support BNERI is extending to all stakeholders
who are interested to invest and contribute to the deployment of renewable energy
technologies in Brunei Darussalam. BNERI is at present supporting the Energy Department
at the Prime Minister’s Office in establishing an energy policy and regulatory framework to
achieve the long-term target set by the Energy White Paper to generate 10% of the total
power supply from renewable energy in 2035. Currently, a feed-in tariff policy and/or net
metering are being considered for distributed renewable power generation while a reverse
auction policy for utility scale renewable power production.
As a background of this study, EDPMO, UBD-IBM and BNERI are conducting technical and
policy studies to develop an alternative for diesel power generation in Temburong District.
Temburong is an isolated district of Brunei Darussalam that relies mainly on diesel fuel-
based power generation. The district’s peak demand amounts to more than 6 MW in 2014
and that the fuel consumption of the Belingus power plant reaches more than 10 million liters
per year. The power plant consist mainly of 12 MW (4 x 3 MW) Mirrlees and Blackstone K
Major diesel power plant. The generating units are relatively old (more than 20 years old)
and that the Department of Electrical Services (DES) ensures that 3 units are available for
dispatch at any given time while 1 unit is undergoing repair and maintenance.
UBD-IBM has conducted a technical study for integrating solar PV power generation in the
Temburong micro-grid focusing mainly on the static stability and reliability of the system. The
study results indicated that the maximum solar PV power plant capacity that could be
accommodated by the system amounts to only 6 MW by 2020. The study however takes into
account that the Temburong power system would remain an isolated grid. The completion of
the Brunei Muara-Temburong Bridge in 2018 may change the whole landscape since an
interconnection of Temburong district to the national grid has been integrated in the planning
and development of this transport link.
6 MW Solar PV Temburong_Draft_v1.pdf
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