Tawau Geothermal Power Project
Host party(ies) Malaysia
Methodology(ies) ACM0002 ver. 12
Standardised Baselines N/A
Estimated annual reductions* 282,400
Start date of first crediting period. 01 Jul 14
Length of first crediting period. 7 years
DOE/AE DNV-CUK
Period for comments 02 Mar 12 - 31 Mar 12
PP(s) for which DOE have a contractual obligation Perenia Pty Ltd
The operational/applicant entity working on this project has decided to make the Project Design Document (PDD) publicly available directly on the UNFCCC CDM website.
PDD PDD (764 KB)
Local stakeholder consultation report: N/A
Impact assessment summary: N/A
Submission of comments to the DOE/AE Compilation of submitted inputs:
I welcome this geothermal renewable energy project in Malaysia. However, the following are unclear.
1. In the local stakeholder meeting comment no. , the project owner has address the comment that EIA is not required and an exemption will be granted.
According to the EIA requiremetns of Malaysia, EIA is not required for natural gas and fossil fuel power plants but there is no regulatory provisions for geothermal power plant which does not means it meet the EIA requirements. Comparing with nneighbouring countries, the EIA requirements for power plants are based on capacities irespective of the type.
How could the department of environment issue an exemption will be sufficient to proof there is no environmental impact caused by the project and how could the  DNA of Malaysia issued the LoA since there are not provisions in EIA requirements to assess geothermal power plant?
In addition, how could the project developer address the sustaintable criteria of the host country? 
2. The viability project study was conducted in 2009 with a grant from the government. Does this project utilised government funds for development? 
Submitted by: cdmwatch18

I welcome this geothermal renewable energy project in Malaysia. However, the following are unclear.
1. In the local stakeholder meeting comment no. , the project owner has address the comment that EIA is not required and an exemption will be granted.
According to the EIA requiremetns of Malaysia, EIA is not required for natural gas and fossil fuel power plants but there is no regulatory provisions for geothermal power plant which does not means it meet the EIA requirements. Comparing with nneighbouring countries, the EIA requirements for power plants are based on capacities irespective of the type.
How could the department of environment issue an exemption will be sufficient to proof there is no environmental impact caused by the project and how could the  DNA of Malaysia issued the LoA since there are not provisions in EIA requirements to assess geothermal power plant?
In addition, how could the project developer address the sustaintable criteria of the host country? 
2. The viability project study was conducted in 2009 with a grant from the government. Does this project utilised government funds for development? 
Submitted by: cdmwatch18


The comment period is over.
* Emission reductions in metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum that are based on the estimates provided by the project participants in unvalidated PDDs