Highlights Include Malaysia’s Energy Efficiency Successful Initiatives,
GaN on GaN Invention and Development of Blue LEDs
20 JUNE 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan – Malaysia will continue advocating Green Growth at EXPO 2017 here, with a focus on Energy Efficiency, as part of the weekly-themed Business Programme held at the Malaysia Pavilion throughout the thirteen weeks of EXPO 2017.
The Energy Efficiency Week from 19 June to 23 June 2017 will include pocket talks by policy makers, experts and academia in energy efficiency as well as a business matching session. The programme is aimed at sharing Malaysia’s experience, best practices and innovations as well as to forge collaborations and cooperation with policy makers, public and private sectors in Kazakhstan as well as other Expo participating countries.
The pocket talks will be held at Level 3 of the Malaysia Pavilion and participation is free with 30 seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. A business matching session will be held on 21 June, 2017.
Malaysia has recognised that energy efficiency is essential to ensure sufficient, reliable, affordable and a sustainable energy system for the future. Under its National Energy Efficiency Action Plan of 2015, Malaysia aims to reduce its electricity consumption by 52,233Gwh (8%) across residential, commercial and industrial sectors over a 10-year period (2016-2025). This will result in carbon emissions reduction by 38 million tonnes CO2eq.
The Energy Efficiency Week starts off on 19 June with a talk by Cenergi SEA Sdn Bhd. The project development and investment company specialising in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in ASEAN region will present a talk on “Business Model on Energy Performance Certificate Implementation” in Malaysia, while Universiti Teknologi Malaysia will host a talk on “ASEAN Energy Management Scheme”.
On 20 June, the Energy Commission of Malaysia, the authority responsible for regulating the energy sector, specifically the electricity supply and piped gas supply industries, will moderate a talk on “Accelerating Energy Efficiency for the Future” followed by a session on the “National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Malaysia”.
On 21 June, the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia, the authority on renewable energy and energy efficiency, will hold a talk on “the Implementation of Energy Efficiency Initiatives in Malaysia”. Besides these initiatives, SEDA has also developed its own Sustainable Low Carbon Building Method and matrices for improving buildings’ demand side management and reducing their operating cost. This is complemented by Tenaga Nasional Berhad Research who will share on how to improve supply side management including transmission and distribution system efficiency by managing network losses.
On 22 June 2017, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia will talk on “Transformation Towards Energy Management System” while the Energy Commission of Malaysia will share its views on the challenges Malaysia will face in managing energy efficiency in 2017.
Malaysia has also been developing cutting-edge Malaysian green technologies, such as the next generation GaN on GaN technology. The programme on 23 June will showcase the GaN on GaN Invention and Development of Blue Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) project that involves a scientific collaboration between key industry players and academia, including Universiti Sains Malaysia and the Solid State Lighting and Energy Electron Center at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). This collaboration targets to produce high luminaire LEDs up to 250 Lm/W for 2” and 4” LED chips in Malaysia for the first time.
On the same day of 23 June, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia will also hold a talk on “Internet-of-Things for Energy Monitoring System with Demand Response Applications”.
Malaysia’s Business Programme at EXPO 2017 will feature over 60 speakers and 94 companies. The weekly themes for the Business Programme are:
- Renewable Energy (12-16 June):
- Energy Efficiency (June 19-23)
- Green Innovation: Powering Your Future (June 26-30)
- Climate Change & Sustainability (July 3-7)
- Business & Tourism (July 10 -14)
- Green Financing (July 17-21)
- Green Products & Services (July 24-28)
- Sustainable Cities (July 31 – Aug 4)
- Green Transportation (Aug 7-11)
- Education (Aug 14-18)
- Water and Wastewater (Aug 21-25)
- #MyButterflyEffect and Youth (Aug 28- Sept 1)
- Green & Halal Industry (Sept 3-7)
Malaysia’s participation at EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan is organised by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia together with its agency Malaysian Green Technology Corporation. For more details or to register for the weekly-themed forums and talks, visit http://www.greenfuturemalaysia.com
Issued by: Malaysian Green Technology Corporation
About the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water
The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia (KeTTHA) was established on 9 April 2009 as a result of the restructuring of the former Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications. KeTTHA is responsible for formulating and implementing policies in the electricity, green technology and water sectors.
About GreenTech Malaysia
The Malaysian Green Technology Corporation or GreenTech Malaysia is an organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia (KeTTHA). It is charged with the development and promotion of green technology as a strategic engine for socio- economic growth in Malaysia.
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MALAYSIA POISED TO INSPIRE A GREEN FUTURE WITH OPENING OF THE MALAYSIA PAVILION AT EXPO 2017
The Emerging Market Leader for Green Growth to Invite the World to Create a Green Future with Malaysia
Astana Expo2017Astana Expo20178 JUNE 2017, Astana, Kazakhstan – Malaysia is set to showcase her green capabilities as a leading emerging market for Green Growth with the official opening of the Malaysia Pavilion at EXPO 2017 on 10 June. The Malaysian Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili, will officiate the opening.
Over 150 entities, including 62 speakers and 94 organisations will be part of the Malaysian delegation to EXPO 2017 to showcase best practices and what Malaysia has to offer in green energy.
Minister Ongkili stated, “Malaysia is the most forested emerging market among the world’s top 100 nations. So naturally, Green Growth is in our nature and we plan to prove to the world that emerging markets like Malaysia, can and should be leaders of green growth.”
He continued, “I am confident that the Malaysia Pavilion will inspire action towards a green future. And with the opening of our pavilion, we are officially inviting the world to create a green future with Malaysia.”
The Malaysia Pavilion is one of the largest – at 732m2 in size – and prime-located pavilions at EXPO 2017. Its location was strategically selected to be the interconnect between the China Pavilion and India Pavilion with many key elements of Malaysia’s Truly Asia successes on display.
Commissioner of the Malaysia Pavilion and Secretary General of the Ministryof Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia, Ir. Dr. Zaini Ujang, also stated: “Malaysia is ready. After months of intense planning and preparation, the Malaysia Pavilion will finally be open to the world to highlight Malaysia’s green capabilities. We welcome everyone to explore the Malaysia Pavilion throughout the duration of EXPO 2017. Malaysia is in a position to inspire the world to stimulate green growth, and in these coming 13 weeks, we plan to do just that.”
The Malaysia Pavilion serves a dual purpose of business matching as well as showcasing Malaysia’s green growth and Malaysia, Truly Asia. In addition to highlighting Malaysia’s leadership and expertise in the Green sector, the Malaysia Pavilion will also promote the country’s globally-recognised Halal industry and Islamic Green Financing, whereby Malaysia’s financial institutions are leading shariah-principled green growth innovations to further extend opportunities for green infrastructure projects.
Carrying the theme of “Powering Green Growth”, the Malaysia Pavilion showcases the country’s journey towards a green future through five main sections:
- Powering the Nation
Highlighting Malaysia’s 60 years of progress since independence, particularly in the green technology and energy sectors, the sights and sounds of the Malaysian rainforest are recreated to provide visitors with an immersive experience.
The rainforest is a symbol of Malaysia’s leadership as the most forested emerging market among the world’s top 100 nations, with 67.55% land area covered by forest; and the 4th among the top 100 global economies, behind Finland, Sweden and Japan.
- National Transformation
Featuring Malaysia’s transformation agenda to become a developed and high-income nation by 2020 and its commitment on carbon reduction & climate change, this area explores Malaysia’s commitment to providing clean energy to the world.
Anchored by a strong renewable energy policy, Malaysia is committed to reducing carbon intensity of GDP by 45% by the year 2030, compared with 2005 level.
This section features interactive stations covering natural gas, the cleanest of the fossil fuels, a large section on Malaysia’s solar industry and other Malaysian Renewable Energy efforts. Today, 22.1% of Malaysia’s energy generating capacity is from renewable sources, such as Hydropower, Solar, Biogas and Biomass.
With the country’s strategic location along the Sun Belt, solar energy is one of the best alternative energies and a key resource for Malaysia. In fact, Malaysia is the world’s 2nd and 3rd largest solar PV modules and cells producer respectively, with 4 of the world’s top 5 PV cells producers located in Malaysia.
- Empowering the Vision
This section focuses mostly on Malaysian achievements in Energy Efficiency, featuring cutting-edge Malaysian green technologies, especially world-leading developments in GaN-on-GaN technology.
Malaysia recognizes that the clean energy issue is best approached holistically, bringing Energy Efficiency to work in tandem with Renewable Energy.
As such, Malaysia’s National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) was approved in 2015, with a target to reduce electricity consumption by 52,233Gwh (8%) across residential, commercial and industrial sectors over a 10-year period (2016-2025). This will result in carbon emissions reduction by 38 million tonnes CO2eq.
- Energy of Harmony
Showcasing Malaysia’s unique harmony of many races and cultures, visitors will be able to try on colourful Malaysian costumes at the Digital Mirrors. There will also be live cultural performances, craft demonstrations and more.
The Malaysia Pavilion, which is one of the very few pavilions at EXPO 2017 that has a café, will also showcase the taste of Malaysia’s world famous cuisine.
5. Malaysia Business Centre
A dedicated business centre is located on Level 2, equipped with meeting rooms and lounge seating to provide a conducive environment for business matching sessions and pocket talks based on weekly themes that reflect Malaysia’s strengths in various fields of green energy, green technology and the economy.
Malaysia at EXPO 2017 is spearheaded by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia and implemented by the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia).
Opening Ceremony of the Malaysian Pavilion at #AstanaExpo2017 on June 10,2017.
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