PUTRAJAYA: Electricity supply services, forest, wildlife and protected area management allowed to operate throughout full lockdown enforcement, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Datuk Seri Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah (pix) mentionned.
He said that the permitted activities in the power supply sector in the peninsula and Sabah are supply restoration, repair work and operation of the power supply system.
In addition, system consolidation and critical maintenance of the electricity supply system put in place by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd (SESB) are also permitted, he said.
“These activities are authorized to ensure a continuous supply of electricity,” he said in a statement today.
Last Friday, the National Security Council (MKN) meeting regarding the management of Covid-19 decided to implement a full lockdown of economic and social sectors across the country for 14 days from today.
Shamsul Anuar said consumer services including meter reading and physical delivery of invoices at the customer’s premises are also permitted but subject to the approval of authorities for areas falling under the control order. improved movements (EMCO).
Kedai Tenaga’s operations on the peninsula are permitted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., while customer service centers in Sabah will not be open for the duration of the lockdown, he added.
“The connection of new power and meters that are essential will be determined by TNB and SESB, for example, for health facilities, vaccination centers and others,” he said.
He said that development work for new energy projects under the Large Scale Solar (LSS), Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT) programs were not allowed, except existing projects that must be continued to ensure public safety. and safety at the project sites.
“For power plants connected to the grid, including mini hydropower, solar, biomass and biogas in operation, only daily operations are allowed.
“We encourage not to have more than 30 percent of workers, but the maximum number allowed is 50 percent. Management staff should not exceed 10 percent, ”he said.
For the forest management sector in the peninsula, Shamsul Anuar said only enforcement operations are allowed under standard operating procedure (SOP) to ensure forest protection.
This also applies to the management of wildlife and protected areas to ensure the continued protection of the country’s biodiversity, he said.
Businesses that have not yet received official ministry approval to operate can submit their applications through the Covid-19 Intelligent Management System (CIMS) 3.0 website managed by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry ( MITI), he added. – Bernama