NEA Framework

What Are We Saying

The NEA Awards act as a platform to expedite Malaysia’s transition to an energy and carbon-efficient society. NEA also aligns with Malaysia’s commitment to becoming net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

The NEA supports adopting sustainable energy practices while recognising and honouring industry professionals as we transition to a climate-conscious green economy.

The NEA also serves as an introduction to the prestigious ASEAN Energy Awards, where Malaysian organisations will be highlighted and honoured for their achievements in energy management, efficiency, and the use of renewable energy in their operations at the regional level. 

In addition to showcasing local knowledge, products, services, and projects in the ASEAN region, the NEA would assist in identifying Malaysian organisations, projects, and individuals working in energy management, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, which would enable these organisations to be nominated to represent Malaysia at the AEA awards.

NEA promotes ADOPTION OF sustainable energy practices while recognising and rewarding industry professionals

How Do We Get There


The Malaysian government has implemented several policies to futureproof the economy by transitioning to a climate-conscious ecosystem.

Energy Management

It has become a necessity for organisations to adopt and embrace energy management to pave the way for a greener and more affordable economy.

Energy-Efficient Buildings

This promotes adopting sustainable energy practices by new building owners and the energy efficiency upgrades of older buildings.

Renewable Energy

Using renewable energy sources rather than finite resources is one of the most effective ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings.

Reason to Believe

The National Energy Award (NEA) is a platform to encourage the conversation further and implement sustainable energy practices in many businesses, in keeping with national policies like the Long-Term Low Emissions Development Strategy (LT-LEDS), the National Energy Policy and Malaysia Renewable Energy Roadmap (MyRER).

The introduction of NEA paves the way for organisations from a wide range of sectors, including businesses, government agencies, houses of worship, education, manufacturing, and many others, to adopt sustainable energy practices.

Each year, there is an increase in the number of NEA competition winners and Malaysian representatives at the AEA awards.  NEA has attracted the participation of over 500 organisations, with more than 99 organisations receiving coveted awards. 

Fifty-four organisations have been selected to represent Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards over the years. This demonstrates how increasingly Malaysian businesses are adapting their operations to meet the country’s target of generating net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.

Who Needs to Hear This?

The NEA is a national award with numerous stakeholders from multiple organisations around the country. This award is significant in identifying and promoting Malaysian organisations with the best sustainable energy practices to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. Among the outputs of NEA are education, awareness, and promotion of best sustainable energy practices. 

  • Public organisations Among the key stakeholders are public organisations. Public organisations are the first to endorse government vision and policy. Many success stories must emerge from this industry to persuade the public to continue along this path. These organisations must work toward technological advancements and breakthroughs to break down boundaries between businesses.

  • Private companies NEA must be positioned to encourage companies to adopt the best sustainable energy practices as they begin to prepare themselves for operating in a sustainable global trade environment. To be generously rewarded in terms of operationality and revenues, businesses must use Malaysia’s policies and infrastructure for a green economy.

  • Media The NEA is Malaysia’s national honour given to businesses and organisations for improving their use of renewable energy sources, energy management, and efficiency. This is consistent with Malaysia’s long-term vision to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. We made this commitment at COP 26 and in the 12th Malaysia Plan. The media must play a role in helping promote and advocate the best sustainable energy practices to raise public awareness of these initiatives. 

  • General public The nation must comprehend Malaysia’s distinctive vision and be on board as the government sets on a sustainable energy future. The public can influence their community’s social and environmental determinants of health by acting on climate change through education and awareness. The reality of climate change is one of the reasons why the NEA serves as a platform for the general people to grasp the importance of pursuing a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future.