Published on September 16th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
GENTARI To Deliver 25,000 EV Charging Points
Clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (GENTARI) was officially launched last night by Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Yaakob following a brand introduction in June.
Interestingly, GENTARI is wholly owned by PETRONAS and this new company aims to become a one-stop integrated clean energy solutions provider, beginning with a suite of renewable energy, hydrogen and green mobility solutions for commercial, industrial, and retail customers.
Meanwhile, GENTARI will operate as an independently managed entity and will seek financing opportunities to accelerate its growth in order to both meet existing demands and explore emerging energy technologies.
Equally important, Malaysian electric vehicle importers will be happy to know that GENTARI’s Green Mobility commitments include supporting the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem by capturing 10 percent market share.
In order to deliver this market share, GENTARI will deliver 25,000 public charging points across key markets in Asia Pacific by 2030, with a mid-term target of up to 9,000 public charging points by 2026, anchoring its presence in Malaysia and India.
It is also offering Vehicle-as-a-Service (VaaS) solutions starting with Light-duty Electric Vehicles, as well as value-added services such as digital platforms, data analytics and advertising.
Until today, GENTARI has installed more than 190 charging points, and delivered a mix of over 250 electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers as part of its green mobility fleet in India and Malaysia.
Through the VaaS offering in India, GENTARI has achieved 1,000,000 clean kilometres, equivalent to 83.4 tonnes of CO2 emissions reduction.
Meanwhile for the Renewable Energy sector, GENTARI will build an overall energy capacity of 30-40 GW in key markets by 2030, through utility-scale projects across solar, onshore and offshore wind, and battery storage, targeting commercial, industrial, and retail customers.
To date, GENTARI already has 1.1 GWp of renewable energy capacity in operations and under development globally. GENTARI is also playing a critical role in PETRONAS’ de-carbonisation efforts group-wide, which include Malaysia’s largest single solar rooftop installation (7.4 MWp) recently at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, and solar rooftop installations currently underway at some 60 PETRONAS stations.
In addition, for Hydrogen, GENTARI targets to offer cost-competitive low carbon hydrogen solutions via a comprehensive global supply network for both export and domestic demand, with an aspiration to produce up to 1.2 mtpa of clean hydrogen by 2030.
This segment will target industrial, power and transportation customers, particularly the early adopters.
To date, GENTARI has already signed 12 Memoranda of Understanding with international partners for project development in Malaysia, India and the Middle East as well as customers in East Asia, covering initiatives to explore the development of green hydrogen projects and its transportation, advocacy on policy and regulations to support the hydrogen industry, and studies on a low-carbon ammonia supply chain, amongst others.
In supporting PETRONAS’ groupwide de-carbonisation efforts through an integrated model, GENTARI has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with PETRONAS Refinery and Petrochemical Corporation Sdn Bhd to collaborate on introducing a Zero Emissions vehicle fleet supported by EV charging points, and exploring the potential for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles at the Pengerang Integrated Complex, one of the biggest integrated petrochemical facilities in the region.
A 4 MWp rooftop solar installation has already been completed, while the commissioning of a 40 MWp ground-mounted solar installation is currently underway in Pengerang.
For more information on GENTARI, please visit www.gentari.com.