Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. Bakun-Sabah AC Interconnection

Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd Bakun Sabah AC Interconnection

Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. sought to construct a 500 kV EHVAC connection between the generating station at Bakun, Malaysia, to the load centre in Sabah, Malaysia. This connection would require the transfer of 1,200 MW of power over a distance of 680 km.

Teshmont was retained to carry out planning and equipment studies, as well as identify system requirements and prepare specifications. One of our main goals was to ensure that the system would be stable, despite its immense size and voltage. It was determined that a significant number of voltage supports would be required to avoid operational constraints and power interruptions.

To create a system that would be stable and operate efficiently, Teshmont performed planning studies to identify necessary system additions, upgrades, and replacements in existing wiring. Load flow, transient stability, TOV/self-excitation, short circuit, reactive compensation, SSR screening, and small signal stability studies were all performed.

In addition, studies were conducted on equipment design, which included investigating compensation equipment, creating station single line diagrams, developing station layouts, outlining protection and control requirements, and coordinating station equipment insulation.

Although the project was thoroughly studied, it ultimately did not proceed.

At a Glance:

Client: Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. (SESB)
Country: Malaysia
Geographical Region: East Asia and Pacific