SEB to support Sarawak digital economy with green and renewable energy

Goh Pei Pei

KUCHING: Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) will play a significant role in the state’s drive to achieve a digital economy powered by green and renewable energy.

SEB Power chief executive officer (CEO) James Ung said the energy company aimed to work with like-minded organisations through its brand and sponsorship programmes.

“We want to engage wider local communities and stakeholders under relevant focus areas. We aim to develop a digital savvy workforce, students as well as Sarawakians as a whole,” he said.

SEB, he said, had various e-initiatives ranging from generations and network to customer relationship management such as mobile applications and outage management leveraging on smart grid, internet of things and cloud technology.

“Currently, we are also embarking on a corporate-wide implementation of the “Pinnacle Program“, a series of enterprise modernisation and digitalisation initiatives, focusing on human resource, finance, procurement and asset management,” he said.

“We want to develop a future workforce that demonstrates winning behaviour and has a culture of high performance,” he added.

Speaking at the launch of the inaugural Sarawak Community Innovation Engineering Competition and Exhibition by SEB held here, Ung said the programme focused on application of classroom subjects in a competitive environment that encourages teamwork and collaboration.

“We want to play a role in advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, inspire more students to love science and engineering,” he said.

The event attracted more than 300 secondary students from national, private and international schools.

SEB also held an exhibition to showcase how to generate electricity through hydropower and solar as well as their role in advancing electric vehicles and drone technology in Sarawak. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd