The Development and use of Sustainable Energy in BruneiMohammad Nor Sallehin bin Dato Paduka Haji Ali Hashim Reg. No 12T0071 CU-0202 Theme: Sustainability
The Development and use of Sustainable Energy in Brunei• Brunei is one of the largest Oil and Gas manufacturer• Rely mainly on Oil and Gas for its economic and energy use • Brunei must find another sort of alternative for renewable energy
A Brief History about the development of energy resources in Brunei • One of the earliest energy resources found in Brunei is coal. • It was reported that coal was found in Muara in 1837 • Unfortunately the coal industry in Brunei only lasted for 33 years; probably because of the constant decrease of coal price during that time.
The Discovery of Oil and Gas in Brunei• The first exploration of crude oil was first recorded in 1899, near to Brunei Town• Six companies were involved in the exploration including Royal Dutch Shell• Royal Dutch Shell found some accumulations of Oil and Gas in Labi, Belait in 1924. However, the findings were too small to be commercialised.• In 1972, the Liquefied Natural Gas Plant starts its operation.
The use of Solar Energy in Brunei• The first solar plant in Brunei is known as theTenaga Suria Brunei Photovoltaic Power Generation Demonstration Project’s Plant .• Fully funded by Mitsubishi Corporation, one of the biggest Japanese Firm.• Later handed to the government of Brunei Darussalam in May 2011• Can produce up to 1.33Megawatts annually and can supply up to 200 homes in the Belait.
Conclusion• The Suria Solar powered plant, however, is just a demonstration to prove the nation of what harnessing the power of solar energy can do to the electric grid infrastructure of the entire nation.• Brunei Darussalam is new to renewable energy; there are more potential renewable energy resources that would be compatible for the environment• the use of renewable energy can bring a lot of benefits towards the socio-economic of this country