KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 14): The National Energy Awards (NEA) 2022, which aligns with Malaysia’s goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050, continues to increase industry participation and awareness of sustainable energy practices, adhering to international standards.
In recognising forward-thinking sustainable concepts and practices for Malaysia’s leading business figures in renewable energy, energy management, and energy efficiency sectors, 12 groups were chosen as NEA winners of the 20 awards in three categories of Energy Management, Energy Efficient Building, Renewable Energy, and Special Awards.
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said the NEA will encourage more local businesses and corporations to embrace the new norm in the electricity industry.
“I hope that NEA will continue to play its role in identifying Malaysian organisations that can spearhead the development of local and regional sustainable energy sector. These achievements have also illustrated Malaysia’s efforts in driving the sustainable energy agenda.
“I am pleased that 22 most outstanding submissions for NEA 2022 have been selected to represent Malaysia at the Asean Energy Awards 2022, in which its result will be announced virtually on Sept 15,” he was quoted as saying in a statement issued by NEA on Wednesday (Sept 14).
The minister said this is also consistent with Malaysia’s vision of reducing the country’s reliance on carbon-based fossil fuels, while developing alternative renewable energy resources and will essentially put Malaysia on a path toward cleaner energy, in line with international standards.
With the support of NEA 2022, the nation is one step closer to achieving the objectives outlined in the Malaysia Renewable Energy Roadmap (MyRER), which futureproofs the country’s energy sector, which aligns with Malaysia’s goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.
Spearheaded by Energy and Natural Resources Ministry, NEA is an award that recognises forward-thinking sustainable concepts and practices for Malaysia’s leading business figures in the renewable energy, energy management and energy efficiency sectors.
The fifth edition of the NEA saw winners in Category 1 (Energy Management), with Medivest Sdn Bhd taking home the award for energy management for large buildings at Hospital Pakar Sultanah Fatimah HPSF, while CSC Steel Sdn Bhd won the energy management for an industry award for their energy management towards efficient and sustainable process operations.
Other categories, such as Category 2 (Energy Efficient Building), saw BGreen Consultancy come out on top for green building large type at Kepong’s Tzu Chi Si Hall, while Kompleks Sukan Astaka, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya (MBPJ) won the zero-carbon green building category.
Concord Green Energy won first place in the Renewable Energy category for their project, Concord FGV Keratong 2 Biogas Plant: The R&D Centre of Excellence. Tenaga Nasional Bhd also won the on-grid local grid type for its PV and mini hydro project on Pulau Tioman.
According to the statement, winners of Categories 1 and 2 represented Malaysia at the Asean Energy Awards (AEA), while winner of the Special Awards in the Sustainable Energy Financing Category will be announced at the NEA 2022 Awards Ceremony, scheduled for March 2023.
For more information about NEA, visit NEA’s official website at https://www.nationalenergyawards.com.my/.
Source : The Edge Market