Frequently Asked Questions

These are frequent answers to the questions we get asked the most about National Energy Awards. If you have further enquiries, please send us message via our contact us section. Thank you.


National Energy Awards (NEA) is a platform to showcasing the development of ideas and best practices in driving the country’s sustainable energy sector. Plus, it has a strategic move to promote innovation in local projects & solutions in line with Malaysia aspiration to spur energy sector as a new area for economic growth.

There are three award categories in NEA which consists of:

  • Category 1: Energy Efficiency
  • Category 2: Renewable Energy and Special Awards.
  • Special Awards has three subcategories which are the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), Institute of Higher Education and Sustainable Energy Financing.

Merit Awards are given at the discretion and recommendation of the panel of judges where the organisation has submitted a good quality report and scored more than 75% in their evaluation. It is also given due to the competitiveness of that category where the scores are very close.

Special Award EPC is introduced to give recognition to the work and efforts by ESCOs in driving energy efficiency projects in the country. All Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) registered with ST & MAESCO are welcome to participate in Special Award EPC.

Special Award Institute of Higher Education was established to give recognition to all private & public universities involved in any EE or RE projects in the country.

Special Award Sustainable Energy Financing initiated to give recognition to financial institution in providing financial assistance to energy-related projects in the country.

There are three main objectives in NEA which is :

  • to recognize the best implemented practices, solutions in Energy Management and Efficiency that showcase innovative, cost effective and exemplary measures.

  • to build the “Innovation Mind” as an important aspect in product development and research to support the Energy industry’s development agenda, lead towards commercialization.

  • to promote the best of local technology R&D and create a platform for public-private partnership for commercial activities in Renewable Energy

Winners will stand a chance to win a cash prize along with trophy and certificates. Addition to that, winners from category 1 & 2 will represent Malaysia in ASEAN Energy Awards.

A total of RM 770,000 for winner’s category 1 & 2. There will be an additional cash prize for special awards which will be updated soon.

There are no fee required to participate in NEA.

Yes. All information given by the participants will be kept confidential. It can only be seen by authorize individual such as our secretariat and judges.

There are 3 steps in judging process :

  • first, all the reports submitted will be pre-screened to ensure the submissions followed the guidelines.
  • Next, the approval submission will go through evaluation by the panel of judges.
  • Lastly, shortlisted submission will be presented to the Technical Committee.

NEA secretariat will inform the shortlisted participants upon the approval from Executive Committee by email.

NEA will organize a dinner and NEA secretariat will send a formal dinner invitation to all participants.

National grid – Power system supply provided and/or maintained by the national utility, governed by an act and its regulations. For an example, manage by three main distribution licensees namely TNB, SESB and SEB

Local grid – Power system supply provided and/or maintained by either the national utility, provincial utility, etc. For an example, manage by any IPP/small IPP and supplying electricity at certain area/cluster of houses/building.

Yes, school can take part in NEA for category 1 or category 2 if there are any project or building that is related to EE or RE.