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Energy efficiency is sound business. Cost savings through viable initiatives and new technologies demonstrate the practical value of adopting EE measures. Commercial enterprises understand that cutting cost enhances their competitive edge. And with the support of fiscal incentives, investments in EE improvement projects are even more attractive for businesses.

In Malaysia the main focus on EE is within these key sectors: Independent Power Producers, industrial manufacturing, building design, transportation, and residential. Several programmes and projects exist that deal with industrial energy usage to resolve development barriers and demonstrate the effectiveness of EE applications:

  • Independent Power Producers (IPP) - Electricity supply service in Malaysia is vertically integrated with three main electricity utilities – in Peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak - operating generation, transmission, distribution and supply activities. In addition, there are 18 investor-owned independent power producers supplying power to these utilities. Several mini-utilities generate electricity or purchase power from the main utilities for their own use with excess power supply sold to consumers within certain dedicated areas.
  • The Malaysian Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (MIEEIP) – A leader in building capacity to create energy saving technologies and financial incentives, the project conducts audits and engineering services to plant operators, while promoting energy monitoring and better design aspects. The activities under the MIEEIP are implemented for eight industrial sectors: cement, ceramic, food, glass, iron & steel, pulp & paper, rubber and wood.
  • Building Design - Energy Efficiency in buildings means using less energy for heating, cooling and lighting. It also means buying energy-saving appliances and equipment for use in a building. Integrating EE features into the architecture and conducting energy audits ensures that mechanical systems work together effectively and efficiently.
  • Transportation – This sector is pivotal in the growth and functioning of the Malaysian econonmy, but it also consumes the most energy. To offset scarce and expensive petroleum fuels, viable alternative fuels – natural gas and biofuels – can provide huge savings for vehicles, especially when integrated with improvements in public transportation.
  • Residential - Electricity in this sector is particularly very high and, together with the commercial sector, represents almost 28 % of the total demand for the country. That energy is used for cooling and lighting our homes, to operate appliances and machines, and water heating as well as for cooking. Placement, design, and construction materials used affect the energy efficiency of homes. Whereas, heat recovery and solar energy technologies are some options that are available to provide solutions for homeowners.