Rural Electrification Scheme (RES)


Planning, coordinating and monitoring the rural electricity  development projects in Sarawak.

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Policies on Rural Electricity Supply

1.       General Policy - The general policy is to extend coverage of electricity supply to kampong houses and longhouses in the rural areas through implementation of Rural Electrification Scheme (RES).  For Grid Extension projects, the scope is as follows:

(1) HT line is limited to 33kV
(2) LT Service lines shall be extended and connected to individual houses or longhouses including installation of SESCO meters

(3) Collateral deposits and internal wiring to houses are not included.

2.      Increasing coverage - To increase the coverage of electricity supply to the rural areas.  Supply from the existing grid shall be extended to those settlements which are located near the grid.  For rural communities which are isolated and located in remote areas with difficult accessibility, emphasis shall be placed on the development of renewable energy systems such as solar, min/micro-hydro or wind turbine.

3.       Staged implementation - While it is the intention of the Government to extend the coverage of electricity as widely as possible, there are financial constraints.  Therefore the implementation of Rural Electrification Scheme shall be carried out in stages based on fund availability.

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