Navigating towards a future of energy equity, right livelihoods, and wellbeing for rural Sabahans.
No items found.
Sabah Renewable Energy Rural Electrification Roadmap
SabahRE2 comprises a consortium of four closely collaborating organisations: TONIBUNG, PACOS Trust, Forever Sabah and Green Empowerment. We launched in August 2021 with the award of a grant from Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK PACT) from the British Government
The Sabah Renewable Energy Rural Electrification Roadmap (SabahRE2) navigates towards a future of energy equity, right livelihoods, and wellbeing for rural Sabahans. As home to 72% of un-electrified rural Malaysians, Sabah has an opening to pivot towards renewables as a viable solution for energy access for communities distant from the state grid who can pioneer a low carbon future with quality of life.
SabahRE2 comprises a consortium of four closely collaborating organisations: TONIBUNG, PACOS Trust, Forever Sabah and Green Empowerment. We launched in August 2021 with the award of a grant from Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK PACT) from the British Government.
SabahRE2 is working closely with key government stakeholders, namely Sabah’s Economic Planning Unit, the Ministry of Rural Development (Sabah), Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd and the Institute for Development Studies, Sabah. Simultaneously, we are building relationships with a range of Malaysian and international funders, and intend to convene, in July 2022, the key private and public renewable energy and electrification players in the state.
Our first year has focused upon co-creating a Roadmap that lays out the terrain and the strategy for rural electrification with renewable energy, making all the key data publicly available through this website. Our goal is to make possible 200 renewable energy mini-grids across rural Sabah by 2030.
We propose to use a self-regulatory and health and safety assurance approach to mini-grid policy development so as to encourage innovation and expansion towards a renewable energy transition. Simultaneously, within the financing landscape, we will collaboratively craft a blended financing approach with both local and international public, private and philanthropic funders interested in Sabah’s journey as a global story of responding with ambition to climate change.
This interactive website will transparently display the data and plans arising through this process while a web of communication creates a portal through which societal understanding and awareness of the issues and the roadmap process can grow. Our intention is to share knowledge and build a critical mass of support for - and trust in - the roadmap, so as to advance its implementation with the government and the wider public.
We hope this roadmap can play a significant role in Sabah meeting the imperative of decisively shifting its trajectory towards energy equity, sustainable development, a low-carbon economy and greater climate resilience.
Highlight video and interview with British High Commissioner to Malaysia, Charles Hay MVO visit to CREATE Borneo and Kampung Buayan, together with UK PACT representative Khairun Zabidi, for a closer look at the Sabah RE2 Roadmap. Joined by RE2 Consortium - Forever Sabah, TONIBUNG, PACOS Trust and Green Empowerment - the group discussed the work and current progress of the project at length, while also spending some time with the team at CREATE, a village-based workshop and training facility educating the next generation of indigenous engineers in renewable energy technologies.
SabahRE2 is supported by UK PACT. Visits like these are essential to ensure that all stakeholders have a full scope of understanding of the people, efforts, and issues involved in the Sabah RE2 Roadmap.