TNB Provides Discounts To Consumers, PPE To Frontliners & More. Here Are Their Initiatives

The utility company has been providing help and support with equipment, discounts, rebates, and energy supply.

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Since 2020, many Malaysians have been faced with hard times due to a difficult economic environment

That's why Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has stepped up to help those in need by introducing various initiatives to lighten the rakyat's burden! Since the first MCO from 18 March last year, the integrated electricity supplier has been providing help and support with equipment, discounts, rebates, and energy supply.

TNB employees are constantly at the ready to offer their services to ensure stable electricity supply for the entirety of Peninsular Malaysia. With many small and big scale programmes being organised, their staff are going out into the field to the city centre, districts, rural areas, and also to areas affected by the recent floods to provide assistance.  

TNB has worked with individuals, associations, and even with their own groups to help ease the burden of the people affected.

Here are a few highlights of the initiatives provided by TNB:

1. Each state in Peninsular Malaysia has received contributions from TNB

The group has contributed back to society in the form of funds and scholarships:

- RM10 million was contributed to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for the purchase of aprons, headgear, and face masks from China in response to the ‘Malaysian Corporate Action Coalition Against COVID-19’ initiative

- RM17.5 million was donated to state governments in Peninsular Malaysia to curb the spread of COVID-19, including providing 10 units of ventilators (breathing aids) to hospitals in Melaka, Perak, Johor, Pahang, and Negeri Sembilan to treat COVID-19 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

- RM4.3 miliion wakalah zakat money was distributed by TNB staff in 13 states (including 15 stations) in the form of necessities and pocket money to more than 21,000 people, including the poor, senior citizens, the disabled (OKU), orphans, and the B40 group who lost their source of income during the month of Ramadan

- RM50,000 per recipient for the continuous housing assistance for the B40 group and beneficiaries of zakat through the Baiti Jannati Project (PBJ) and the Projek Mesra Rakyat (PMR)

- 2,500 students pursuing undergraduate studies, diplomas, and certificates from the B40 group were awarded the MyBrighter Future (MyBF) scholarship

- 120 students were granted scholarships to further their studies at higher learning institutions

2. The provision of basic facilities in the form of electricity supply

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A supply of electricity and lighting was provided to more than 120 temporary control post locations in Peninsular Malaysia for the security frontliners enforcing MCO compliance. 

To ensure that electricity supply for rural hospitals and health clinics were secure, 79 sets of mobile generators were provided to these healthcare facilities. Another 425 sets were also provided, just in case of an urgent demand for support supplies.

3. The burden of the people is reduced significantly with electricity discounts for consumers

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From 1 April to 30 September 2020, electricity discounts from 15% - 30% were implemented for the benefit of domestic consumers in Peninsular Malaysia, under the Pakej Rangsangan Ekonomi Prihatin Rakyat (PRIHATIN) package by the Government. 

With Bantuan Prihatin Elektrik (BPE), TNB provided free electricity consumption up to RM77 per month.

During March to December 2020, 7.5 million domestic customers were allowed to postpone late payment surcharges and defer their supply cuts. Plus, consumers could pay their bills in instalments until December 2020.

For domestic consumers with arrears of less than six months during January to March 2021, an extension of no supply cuts is provided, and are given the option to pay in instalments until 30 June 2021.

4. TNB helps the needy, frontliners, and the community

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Persatuan Wanita Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Pelitawanis TNB) managed to collect more than RM1 million to be distributed in the form of donations to the B40 group, orphanages, care centres for the elderly, and for students stranded in universities.

About 20,400 liquid-proof aprons as part of personal protective equipment (PPE) were provided for our healthcare frontliners.

User-friendly aerosol boxes, produced by TNB Research Sdn Bhd, were used to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection during the intubation process. 

For more info on TNB's initiatives, head on over to their website.

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