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The BELB Programme is implemented with the purpose of providing electricity to houses in traditional villages which are outside the areas which are under the operation of local authorities (PBT) throughout the country including long-houses in the remote areas of Sabah and Sarawak, villages of indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia, villages on islands and settlements in small estates which are less than 400 hectares (less than 1,000 acres).

The BELB Programme is implemented through 2 methods: first, through the method of connecting grid lines from sources of the State Electricity Authority (PBEN), namely Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd (SESB) for the State of Sabah and Sarawak Electricity Supply Corporation (SESCo) for the State of Sarawak. Remote areas which are too far off (and therefore it would not make economic sense to connect them to the grid lines) would receive their supply of electricity through alternative methods such as via solar energy, generator sets, solar hybrid and the like.

In the year 1998, the Government had set up the Electricity Supplies Industry Trust Account (AAIBE) under the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication (KTAK). The funds of this account are contributed by all Independent Power Producers (IPP) operating in Peninsular Malaysia. 60% of the account’s funds have been used for the BELB Programme (under KKLW, TNB etc.)

With the AAIBE, all BELB projects pertaining to grid lines and solar hybrid in Peninsular Malaysia have been funded by it. The provisions for BELB development in Peninsular Malaysia has been used to fund the implementation of other alternative projects, operational and maintenance costs of alternative projects (other than solar hybrid), the installation cost of LJK projects, operational and maintenance costs of LJK as well as consultancy costs. Any available surplus of the provision would be transferred to Sabah and Sarawak with the aim of balancing the coverage gap between the Peninsular and the two states.

The scope of this PV programme entails the supply of electricity to residential houses, multi-purpose halls, classrooms, police substations (pondok polis), clinics, vaccines, houses of worship and road lamps. The components for each are as follows;

• There is no plan to introduce a grid system within the period of the next 3 years.If the distance of the location from the nearest 11kV grid line is less than 10km or if there is a plan to introduce the grid system within the period of the next 3 years; but the solar hybrid cost is estimated to be lower than the grid system cost, then the solar hybrid system may be considered on a case by case manner.

• The generation of electricity must conform to the Electricity Supply Act and the Electricity Supply Department for Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah, and the Sarawak Electricity Ordinance for Sarawak. Should a specific exemption be required to fulfil the licensing and safety conditions, it shall be dealt with by the Indigenous Affairs Department (JHEOA), the Sabah Federal Development Department (JPPS) and/or the Sarawak State Development Department (JPNS);

• The energy/capacity requirement is between 500 watt per hour and 1000 watt per hour for a house (supply of between 6 hours and 12 hours a day) to enable the use of items such as radio, television, lamps, fans and other light equipment, whereby its watt power is still within the authorized limit. The use of items such as irons, refrigerators, washing machines, electrical rice cookers and heavy electrical equipment over 1000 watt in power is strictly forbidden; and

The Village Road Lamp (LJK) Programme was first introduced by the Government during the early period of the 8th Malaysia Plan (RMKe8). The LJK Programme is aimed at brightening up coverage areas so that economic, social and recreational activities may be carried out more comfortably and safely during the night time. It is fixed on to existing electrical posts such as those in front of public buildings (community halls, worship homes etc) and at road junctions with a limit of not more than 10 units per village. This programme is a one-off programme that is fully funded by the Government, whereby the funding includes the continued operation and maintenance costs.