The Asia Pacific region’s efforts toward a sustainable energy future have received a significant boost with the announcement of a strategic collaboration agreement between TotalEnergies and Gentari Renewables Sdn Bhd, the clean energy solutions company of Petronas. This partnership aims to develop renewable energy projects in the region.
At the core of this partnership is the shared vision of decarbonizing the energy sector and promoting sustainable practices. By leveraging their respective strengths and capabilities, TotalEnergies and Gentari aim to implement action plans that encompass the adoption of best practices to eliminate methane emissions, enhancing energy efficiency, and driving electrification with low-carbon power.
One notable project arising from this collaboration is the 100MW Pleasant Hills Solar Project in Queensland, Australia. This venture will supply low-carbon electricity to the gas production and processing facilities at the Roma field. TotalEnergies and Petronas each holding a 27.5% stake in the Santos-operated Gladstone LNG project.
“We are pleased to join forces with our long-standing partner Petronas, through Gentari, to deploy renewable energies in Asia-Pacific and decarbonise our own facilities leveraging on our respective strengths: through this Strategic Collaboration Agreement, we are paving the way for very concrete action plans ranging from implementing best practices to eliminate methane emissions, to energy efficiency and electrification with low carbon power”, commented Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for Exploration & Production and Renewables at TotalEnergies. “The 100MW Pleasant Hills Solar Project, which will contribute to lowering the emissions of Gladstone LNG, is a first material implementation of this agreement.”
“To achieve our joint decarbonisation goals, it is critical to harness all our capabilities, capacity and resources efficiently. This includes optimising our existing partnerships and working to decarbonise our own business entities. Gentari’s latest partnership with TotalEnergies therefore, will provide a new momentum in our net-zero efforts, and to build the right ecosystem for growth in clean energy and net zero solutions,” commented Sushil Purohit, CEO of Gentari.
The agreement, signed during the Energy Asia Conference in Kuala Lumpur, brings together two industry leaders in a joint effort to drive the adoption of renewable energy solutions. Julien Pouget, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific for Exploration & Production and Renewables at TotalEnergies, and Sushil Purohit, CEO of Gentari, formalised the collaboration in the presence of Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, and Tan Sri Tengku Muhammad Taufik, Gentari Chairman and Petronas President and Group CEO.