Under Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST), the Large-Scale Solar (LSS) scheme was first introduced back in 2016. Unlike the other schemes (FiT & NEM), LSS scheme emphasizes on large capacity utility scale Solar PV projects, with the installation capacity of no less than 1 MWac.
The fundamental intention of its inception is to create a competitive bidding programme to drive down the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE). Besides that, LSS scheme provides a platform to support PV system implementation at a larger scale. This is decisive in meeting the government’s target in providing renewable energy (RE) as part of the country’s energy generation mix from the 2% recorded in 2018 to 20% by 2025.
To date, ST had successfully launched the scheme in 3 different phases, with the total awarded capacity of XXX MWac. It is expected that the bidding exercise for LSS 4 shall take place in the upcoming year.