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Bank wins award for financing green tech and renewable energy projects

SME Bank’s financing assistance for green technology and renewable energy projects has been recognised with a special award.

The Special Award for Sustainable Energy Financing was given by the Energy and Natural Resources Ministry under the development financial institution (DFI) category.

Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said, “It is the government’s aspiration to see more entrepreneurs venturing into green technology.

“Various incentives and funds have been allocated to facilitate the development of the green economy sector, including RM2bil for the Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS) 3.0 and Malaysia’s first sustainability bonds as presented in Budget 2021.

“SME Bank’s efforts in supporting the government’s intention is apparent when the bank successfully approved financing worth more than RM197mil since 2012 through the GTFS as well as other related financing.

“I am confident that moving forward, this amount will continue to increase.”

SME Bank group president and chief executive officer Aria Putera Ismail said, “As a DFI entrusted to strengthen the SME sector, SME Bank always ensures that the financing given adds value not only to customers but also the environment and people.

“The assistance provided is in the form of working capital for projects such as green buildings, solar farms and the installation of energy saving systems in buildings.

“Financing that meets business requirements as well as various dynamic entrepreneur development programmes have allowed us to produce innovative entrepreneurs.

“SME Bank is optimistic that the participation of SMEs in the green technology industry will increase further due to growing demand and support through various initiatives by the government and its agencies.

He added that SME Bank was prepared to offer financing facilities to drive the growth of SMEs, especially in the green technology and renewable energy sectors, in line with the development of technology and the fourth industrial revolution.

Source : The Star

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PMM rangkul Anugerah Khas National Energy Award 2020

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Suzie (dua dari kiri) bersama Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Tenaga PMM baru baru ini di GreenTech Malaysia – Foto AWANI Rangers Politeknik Merlimau

MERLIMAU: Politeknik Merlimau Melaka (PMM) menjadi antara 30 agensi yang diangkat sebagai pemenang sempena National Energy Award 2020 yang diumumkan secara dalam talian oleh Kementerian Tenaga dan Sumber Asli (KeTSA).

Menurut Pengarah PMM, Mohd Hatta Zainal, Politeknik Merlimau telah memenangi anugerah khas bagi kategori Energy Performance Contracting (EPC).

“PMM merupakan agensi kerajaan pertama yang melaksanakan Kontrak Penjimatan Tenaga (EPC) dan telah berjaya menamatkan kontrak tersebut dalam tempoh 80 bulan yang berakhir pada September 2019.

“EPC merupakan satu inisiatif untuk menjimatkan penggunaan tenaga di mana semua kos peralatan, pemasangan dan penyelenggaraan peralatan jimat tenaga akan dibiayai sepenuhnya oleh Syarikat Perkhidmatan Tenaga (Energy Service Company –ESCO) manakala penjimatan selepas penukaran semua peralatan jimat tenaga tersebut akan dikongsi dengan nisbah 20 peratus untuk PMM dan 80 peratus untuk ESCO.

“Alhamdulillah, menerusi inisiatif ini, PMM dapat mencapai kejayaan pada tahun ini menerusi anugerah khas NEA 2020 anjuran KeTSA,” katanya.

Poster kemenangan PMM yang dikeluarkan oleh pihak KeTSA di laman sesawang NEA2020

Sementara itu, menurut Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Tenaga PMM, Suziee Sukarti, usaha telah dimulakan sejak Februari 2020 bagi memastikan PMM mengecapi kejayaan ini dengan kerjasama beberapa ahli jawatankuasa beliau iaitu Muhammad Jais Gimin, Azlan Shah Kamaruddin, Haryani Hassan, Shafura Shariff dan Mohamad Nazri Ismail selaku Penasihat Projek serta dibantu para staf Unit Pembangunan dan Selenggara PMM dan ahli Energy Accounting Centre PMM.

“Selain itu, kami juga diperkuat dengan tenaga kerja daripada para pelajar PMM yang membabitkan lebih daripada 1,200 pelajar bagi pengisian program seperti Seminar Energy Efficiency, What Is My Contribution dan Energy Saving Program Talk, beberapa pelajar bagi menyiapkan keperluan laporan EPC serta turut bersama dalam perbincangan dengan pihak Taiace Engineering Sdn Bhd.

“Para pelajar dan staf berganding bahu dalam memastikan EPC yang dilaksanakan di PMM terbukti mengurangkan penggunaan tenaga elektrik secara keseluruhan dan berfasa. Ini terbukti menerusi kejayaan yang dimenangi bagi tahun ini,” katanya.

Tambah beliau lagi, PMM sebenarnya telah melaksanakan inisiatif ini sejak tahun 2013 dan turut menerima jemputan bagi berkongsi kepakaran di beberapa buah agensi kerajaan dan swasta termasuk perkongsian di Kementerian Tenaga, Sains, Teknologi, Alam Sekitar dan Perubahan Iklim (MESTECC) pada tahun lepas.

Sumber : Astro Awani

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FGV Wins Renewable Energy Award for Three Consecutive Years at the National Energy Awards 2020

FGV’s Sahabat Biomass Cogeneration Plant in Lahad Datu, Sabah

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 November 2020 – FGV Holdings Berhad (FGV), through its subsidiary FGV Palm Industries Sdn. Bhd. (FGVPI), was recently announced as the winner for the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2020, under the Renewable Energy (Cogeneration) Category. FGVPI has won the national award for three consecutive years since 2018 in various renewable energy categories related to utilising palm waste to energy.

The project awarded is FGVPI’s Sahabat Biomass Cogeneration Plant (SBCP) which utilises Empty Fruit Bunches (EFB), a palm waste byproduct to produce steam and electricity. The biomass power plant is located in FGV’s Sahabat Complex in Lahad Datu, Sabah.

“This award is a testament to FGV’s continuous commitment in renewable energy, in line with the nation’s agenda towards a more sustainable future by utilising green energy and resources,” said Dato’ Haris Fadzilah Hassan, Group Chief Executive Officer of FGV.

Biomass boiler utilising palm waste by-product which is shredded empty fruit bunch (SEFB) sourced from FGVPI palm oil mills for steam and electricity generation

SBCP generates up to 7.2 megawatts (MW) of electricity, which has the potential to provide power for up to 4,000 houses. It also generates around 16 metric tonnes (MT) of steam per hour for FGV’s refinery complexes, kernel crushing plant and bulking facilities. The electricity generated is supplied for commercial and domestic users, as well as for the plant auxiliary consumption. This activity generates revenue of approximately RM12 million per year for SBCP.

Apart from commercial usage, SBCP also contributes to rural electrification by supplying renewable energy in the form of electricity to the rural mini grid. The electricity produced works as a substitute to diesel, which is traditionally used among local communities within the Sahabat Complex. This enables more than 1,500 homes within the complex to enjoy clean renewable electricity with a lower cost of energy generation.

“In addition to reducing power generation and electricity costs, the project also contributes to the improved quality of life for consumers and local communities near the SBCP, by maximising their economic activities through stable and secure local power supply.”

“The project also significantly decreases our carbon footprint and the country’s dependence on imported and fast depleting fossil fuels for electricity generation,” added Haris Fadzilah.

Generating electricity via steam turbine with a capacity up to 7.2MW

By increasing the uptake of EFB as fuel for power generation, Greenhouse Gas emissions are substantially reduced through the avoidance of methane emissions and infringement of environmental regulations, which are normally associated with poor EFB disposal management.

FGV is currently the world’s only palm plantation company that owns 28 biogas power plants and is the first to develop a palm-based commercial-scale Bio-Compressed Natural Gas (Bio-CNG) plant in Malaysia.

With sustainability embedded and ingrained in all aspects of its operations, FGV is fully committed to ensuring consistent efforts and initiatives are carried out to improve its carbon emission footprint, utilisation of green resources, compliance with regulations, and contribution to society and the environment.

Source : FGV Holdings

PLUS first highway company to win ASEAN Energy Award 2020

PLUS first highway company to win Asean Energy Award 2020

PLUS first highway company to win ASEAN Energy Award 2020
PLUS first highway company to win ASEAN Energy Award 2020

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 21): PLUS Malaysia Bhd emerged as the first highway company to win the Asean Energy Award (AEA) 2020 held virtually in Hanoi, Vietnam on Thursday.

PLUS, in a statement, said that the company won the second place in the Large Building Energy Management category in the award event, involving companies in various other sectors such as hotel and healthcare.

PLUS’ achievement is through energy management efficiency for electricity consumption implemented at the Persada PLUS building.

Persada PLUS has recorded a reduction in energy consumption and improve building energy intensity (BEI) with a 15% decrease in annual energy consumption in 2019, compared to 2016.

Its managing director Datuk Azman Ismail said that the double victory was a recognition towards all sustainability initiatives implemented under the company’s five-year Green Roadmap plan to transform PLUS into a green company.

“The PLUS Green Roadmap plan encourages the company to preserve the environment with the most innovative approach within five years, until 2022.

“We also aim to improve the level of PLUS highway services through the implementation of contemporary and relevant green technology, practices and culture that will benefit the industry,” he said.

PLUS represented Malaysia in AEA 2020 after being named the winner of the National Energy Award (NEA) in the Large Building Energy Management category.

Source : The Edge

Bangunan Green Energy Office (GEO)

GEO Dinobat Pemenang Bangunan Tenaga Sifar

Bangunan Green Energy Office (GEO)
Bangunan Green Energy Office (GEO)

Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre (MGTC) melalui Green Energy Office (GEO) dinobatkan sebagai pemenang Penyertaan Khas – Bangunan Tenaga Sifar dalam Kategori Kecekapan Tenaga pada Majlis Anugerah Tenaga ASEAN (AEA) yang diadakan secara maya.

Dianjurkan oleh ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) dan ASEAN Specialized Energy Bodies (SEB), AEA adalah acara tahunan yang bertujuan untuk meningkatkan kesedaran dan menggalakkan syarikat swasta di setiap Negara Anggota ASEAN meningkatkan Teknologi dan pembangunan Tenaga Boleh Baharu ke arah sumber tenaga yang lebih bersih.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif MGTC, Shamsul Bahar Mohd Nor berkata kemenangan ini merupakan pengiktirafan ACE terhadap usaha- usaha MGTC selama ini sebagai pemacu nasional rasmi negara dalam menerajui dan memfasilitasi program AEMAS.

“Program-program tersebut telah memberi manfaat kepada beratus-ratus premis dan telah menyumbang kepada peningkatan kapasiti ribuan pengurus tenaga di seluruh Malaysia.

“Program-program tersebut memberi inspirasi kepada MGTC dalam mempertahankan Zero Energy Building kami untuk menerapkan lebih banyak teknologi hijau dan kemudahan yang menjimatkan tenaga. Sudah pastinya, penganugerahan daripada Anugerah Tenaga ASEAN ini akan memberi kami motivasi dalam menggalas tanggungjawab untuk mempromosi kepada bangunan sedia ada dan reka bentuk bangunan pada masa hadapan untuk mejadi karbon sifar dan lestari kepada alam sekitar” katanya dalam kenyataan hari ini.

Dibangunkan pada tahun 2007 dan siap pada tahun 2010, bangunan GEO dianugerahkan sebagai pemenang melalui kecemerlangan dan dedikasi terhadap bidang bangunan cekap tenaga dengan merujuk kepada model inovasi hijau.

Bangunan ini menerapkan elemen-elemen seperti reka bentuk dan teknologi bangunan lestari yang pertama buat Malaysia.

Sumber : Buletin TV3

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MMU Receives Special Awards of National Energy Awards 2020

It is with a great pleasure to announce that Multimedia University (MMU) was selected to receive Special Awards (Institute of Higher Learning) of the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2020. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) on 19 November 2020. The NEA winners were evaluated through a rigorous assessment with three categories namely Category 1- Energy Efficiency, Category 2- Renewable Energy, and Category 3- Special Awards.

For this year, three Special Awards for Institute of Higher Education, Sustainable Energy Financing, and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) were first introduced to encourage private and public universities to undertake Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) initiatives, to recognise financial institutions’ support in financing RE and EE Projects, as well as to foster the EPC effort in Malaysia.  Please click https://www.nationalenergyawards.com.my/ to view the winners of the NEA 2020.

Congratulations, MMU!

Source : MMU

Winners of National Energy Awards 2020 (NEA 2020)

KeTSA: National Energy Awards 2020 Winners Announced

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2020. 30 from the total 110 participants of the NEA were selected as winners of NEA 2020 through a rigorous evaluation process involving a panel of professional and experienced judges which comprises three categories:  Category 1 – Energy EfficiencyCategory 2 – Renewable Energy and Category 3 – Special Awards.

Winners of National Energy Awards 2020 (NEA 2020)

The participants of NEA 2020 comprised organisations that have transformed their operations or buildings to be more energy efficient and/or those that have successfully implemented renewable energy systems to reduce carbon footprint. KeTSA remains committed in honouring Malaysia’s pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and believes that support from industry players in the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency is pivotal to achieve the country’s commitment.

Winners of Category 1 and 2 will be representing Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA) 2020. Results of the AEA 2020 are expected to be announced during the 38th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) on November 19.

It is hoped that the national recognition will bring the industry players beyond the national borders and project them into international limelight worthy of professional acclaim. NEA 2020 winners are in perfect position to become industry leaders not only within Malaysia but also the entire Southeast Asian region.

YB Dato’ Dr. Shamsul Anuar bin Hj Nasarah, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, congratulated the winners for their great achievements in further developing the sustainable energy landscape of Malaysia.

“The winners have all done a great job in furthering the country’s progress towards a more sustainable future. As part of this vision, I hope that they will also share their best practices with other organisations so that they may also develop sustainable practices and further expand the benefits of efficient energy management. Based on past achievements, it is my earnest hope that Malaysian organisations will continue to fly our flag high at the ASEAN Energy Awards 2020,” said YB Dato’ Dr. Shamsul Anuar bin Hj Nasarah, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

Three Special Awards for Institute of Higher Education, Sustainable Energy Financing and Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) were also introduced in this edition of NEA. The Special Awards were introduced to encourage private and public universities to undertake RE and EE initiatives, to recognise financial institutions’ support in financing RE and EE projects, and to promote Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in Malaysia.

“The growing number of sectors participating in NEA is a positive sign that more industry players are embracing the best practices set out by sustainable energy champions in the country. ESCOs play an important role in promoting energy efficiency in business operations and financial institutions should create more green-related financing products that can attract RE and EE investments,” said Shamsul Anuar.

Ultimately, the objective of NEA is to encourage companies and institutions in Malaysia to reduce carbon footprint by minimising dependence on fossil-fuel generated electricity. The gains of such initiatives extend beyond promising a cleaner and greener future. It carries the added benefit of increasing our GDP through new sources of growth from the adoption of RE technologies and EE practices.

For more information, please visit www.nationalenergyawards.com.my

About NEA

NEA is an annual recognition to acknowledge outstanding achievements and best practices in driving the country’s sustainable energy agenda. The award was inaugurated in 2018 as part of the Ministry’s initiative to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Malaysia.

Source : Acrofan

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TM, Top Glove among winners of National Energy Awards 2020

THE Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) has announced the winners of the National Energy Awards (NEA) 2020.

From the total of 110 participants, 30 were selected as winners of NEA 2020, which comprises three categories including Category 1 (Energy Efficiency); Category 2 (Renewable Energy [RE]); and Category 3 (Special Awards).

Winners for Category 1 — energy management — are Menara Korporat Persada PLUS (large building), TM Node Skudai Johor (small building) and Top Glove F29 (large industries).

For Category 1 — energy efficiency buildings — the winners are Menara KEN TTDI (green building, large), PAM Centre (green building, small), Menara Weld and the Weld Shopping Centre (retrofitted building), Land Custody and Development Authority Tower (energy and environment [EE] designed building) and Wisma Rehda (merit awards).

Sungai Buloh Hospital named the runner-up for Category 2 (RE) (off-grid; thermal)

The winners for Category 2 are Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd (on-grid; national grid), Sime Darby Plantation Bhd (on-grid; local grid), Sarawak Energy Bhd (off-grid; power), UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainable Development (biofuel) and FGV Palm Industries Sdn Bhd (cogeneration).

Special Awards (institute of higher learning) were given to Multimedia University, Melaka, and Sunway University.

As for the Special Awards (energy performance contracting), the winners are Politeknik Merlimau Melaka, TM Node Bandar Tun Razak and International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak Campus. For the Special Awards (sustainable energy financing), the winners are United Overseas Bank (M) Bhd and OCBC Bank M) Bhd for conventional financing; Affin Islamic Bank Bhd and Maybank Islamic Bhd (Islamic financing); and Malaysia Debt Ventures Bhd and SME Bank Malaysia Bhd (development financing institutions and others).

KeTSA Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said the winners had all done a great job in furthering the country’s progress towards a more sustainable future.

“As part of this vision, I hope they will also share their best practices with other organisations so that other companies may also develop sustainable practices and further expand the benefits of efficient energy management.

“Based on past achievements, it is my earnest hope that Malaysian organisations will continue to fly our flag high at the Asean Energy Awards (AEA) 2020.”

The winners were selected from a rigorous evaluation process involving a panel of professional and experienced judges.

Winners of Category 1 and Category 2 will be representing Malaysia at the AEA 2020.

Results of AEA 2020 are expected to be announced during the 38th Asean Ministers on Energy Meeting tomorrow.

“The growing number of sectors participating in NEA is a good sign that more industry players are embracing the best practices set out by sustainable energy champions in the country,” Shamsul Anuar said.

“Energy service companies play an important role in promoting energy efficiency in business operations, and financial institutions should create more green-related financing products that can attract RE and EE investments,” he added.

Source : The Malaysian Reserve

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Menara Korporat Persada Plus menang Anugerah Tenaga Nasional 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Menara Korporat Persada PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS) hari ini diumumkan sebagai pemenang Anugerah Tenaga Nasional (NEA) 2020 Kementerian Tenaga dan Sumber Asli (KeTSA) dalam Kategori 1: Kecekapan Tenaga bagi Pengurusan Tenaga (Bangunan Besar).

Di bawah kategori sama, TM Node Skudai Johor turut memenangi anugerah tersebut bagi Bangunan Kecil manakala Top Glove F29 bagi Industri Besar.

Sementara itu, bagi Kategori 2: Tenaga Boleh Baharu (TBB) di bawah sub-kategori Penajaan TBB Tersambung Grid (Grid Kebangsaan) dimenangi Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd manakala Penajaan TBB Tersambung (Grid Tempatan) dimenangi Sime Darby Plantation Berhad.

KeTSA dalam kenyataan hari ini berkata anugerah tahunan itu dianjurkan bagi mengiktiraf pencapaian cemerlang dan amalan terbaik dalam kalangan organisasi bagi memacu agenda tenaga lestari negara selain menggalakkan syarikat dan organisasi mengurangkan jejak karbon dengan meminimumkan kebergantungan kepada tenaga elektrik yang dijana melalui bahan api fosil.

“Anugerah ini dianjurkan secara tahunan sejak 2018 sebagai sebahagian daripada inisiatif kementerian bagi menggalakkan penggunaan tenaga boleh baharu dan amalan kecekapan tenaga di Malaysia.

“Pengiktirafan ini diharap akan dapat membawa para pemain industri negara ke peringkat antarabangsa yang lebih berprestij. Oleh itu, para pemenang NEA 2020 berada pada kedudukan yang tepat untuk menjadi peneraju industri bukan sahaja di Malaysia, malah untuk keseluruhan rantau Asia Tenggara,” katanya.

Menurut kenyataan itu lagi, pemenang bagi Kategori 1 dan Kategori 2 akan mewakili Malaysia ke Anugerah Tenaga ASEAN (AEA) 2020 yang dijangka diumumkan keputusannya semasa Mesyuarat Menteri-Menteri Tenaga ASEAN (AMEM) ke-38 pada 19 November ini.

Sementara itu, Menteri KeTSA, Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah dalam kenyataan sama berkata, berdasarkan pencapaian tahun sebelum ini, beliau yakin wakil Malaysia akan memastikan Jalur Gemilang terus berkibar dengan megah di AEA 2020.

“Semua pemenang melakukan usaha yang sangat baik dalam meneruskan agenda negara ke arah masa hadapan yang lebih mampan.

Saya berharap mereka juga akan berkongsi amalan terbaik, bagi memberikan inspirasi dan galakan kepada organisasi lain dalam mengadaptasi tenaga boleh baharu serta kecekapan tenaga,” katanya.

Sumber : Bernama

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Persada PLUS, TM Node Skudai among winners of 2020 National Energy Award

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 17 — PLUS Malaysia Berhad’s (PLUS) corporate headquarters, Persada PLUS was today announced as the winner of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) 2020 National Energy Award (NEA) for Category , namely Efficiency in Energy Management (Large Buildings).

TM Node in Skudai, Johor won the same award category for small buildings, while Top Glove F29 for large industries.

Meanwhile, for Category 2: Renewable Energy under the sub-category On-Grid (National Grid) was won by Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd while Sime Darby Plantation Berhad won the local grid sub-category.

KeTSA in a statement today said the annual award was organised to recognise outstanding achievements and best practices among organisations to drive the country’s sustainable energy agenda as well as to encourage companies and organisations to reduce their carbon footprint by minimising dependence on electricity generated through fossil fuels.

“This award has been organised annually since 2018 as part of the ministry’s initiatives to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency practices in Malaysia.

“It is hoped that the national recognition will bring our industry players beyond the national borders and project these players into international limelight worthy of professional acclaim. Consequently, winners of the NEA 2020 are in perfect position to become industry leaders not only within Malaysia but also the entire Southeast Asian region,” read the statement.

It added that the winners of Category 1 and Category 2 would be representing Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA) 2020, the results of which are expected to be announced during the 38th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) on Nov 19.

Meanwhile, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah was quoted in the statement saying that based on past achievements, he was hopeful that the Malaysian organisations would continue to make the country proud at the ASEAN Energy Awards 2020.

“The winners have all done a great job in furthering the country’s progress towards a more sustainable future.

“As part of this vision, I hope that they will also share their best practices with other organisations so that they may also develop sustainable practices and further expand the benefits of efficient energy management,” he said.

— BERNAMA

Source : Bernama