The National Energy Awards (NEA) returns for the fourth consecutive year to recognise 29 local industry players with exceptional achievements in the field of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE). The winners of NEA 2021 were announced virtually by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources today.
In his address, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin said, “NEA was launched in 2018 as a strategic endeavour to recognise the achievements and best practices of local entities, in embracing sustainable energy initiatives as an effort to reduce the carbon footprints within the energy sector. NEA is instrumental in identifying the best energy efficiency (EE) practices and renewable energy (RE) initiatives by Malaysian establishments and organisations. The winners are selected after a thorough and vigorous evaluation process to ensure that only the best are selected as winners and to represent Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards.”
8 organisations were selected as winners for Best Practices in Energy Management, 6 for Energy Efficient Buildings and 11 for Best Renewable Energy Projects. In addition, 3 special awards were given for Best Practices in Energy Performance Contracting, Best Sustainable Practices by Institutions of Higher Learning and Best Sustainable Financing. The winners will represent Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA) 2021, Southeast Asia’s highest award for excellence in the field of energy. The recipients of AEA 2021 will be announced on 15 September 2021, in conjunction with the 39th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM).
“Over the past three years, 69 organisations have represented Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards and more than 40 of them have emerged as winners in different categories. These achievements augur well with our aspirations to be the leader of sustainable energy in ASEAN,” he added.
For more information on NEA 2021, please visit the official website: www.nationalenergyawards.com.my .
Source : Business Today