On 20th October 2013, Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia) invited bloggers to join their first "SEDA Malaysia Open Day Bloggers Workshop" held at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. SEDA Malaysia is a Government Agency under Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KETTHA). The agency administers and manages the implementation of the feed-in tariff mechanism which is mandated under the Renewable Energy Act 2011 (Act 725).
|Source: Azham Vsvc Blog-azine|
SEDA Malaysia Open Day Bloggers Workshop aims to educate the public on the need for alternative energy such as Solar, Biomass and Bio Gas and reduce dependency on fossil fuels such as Coal and Gas. This program also encourages greater public participation in the country's green growth and also to improve their awareness on the benefits of renewable energy and other sustainable practices. Bloggers' support and active participation throughout the program is highly appreciated by SEDA Malaysia as we contribute to the dissemination of information, awareness and concern with our social media approaches.
|Dr. Wei-nee and Datin Badriyah during the workshop|
The Cabinet has in principle agreed for the 1% surcharge on consumers’ electricity bills which has been gazetted and collected from consumers. 1% surcharge is needed to achieve the target capacity of renewable energy in the energy mix. Currently, 1% surcharge is imposed to all electricity consumption exceeding 300 kWh or their monthly bills cost more that RM 77 a month. This money is channeled into the Renewable Energy Fund or RE Fund and administered by SEDA Malaysia and used to pay the premium Feed-in Tariff rate. If you want to know more about SEDA Malaysia and its role, log on to www.seda.gov.my for further reading.
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Are you aware of the 1% surcharge on your monthly electricity bills? Well, if you are using more than RM 77 a month then you are certainly contributing for a greener tomorrow because SEDA Malaysia aims to promote sustainable energy measures as part of the solution towards achieving energy security and autonomy.
We can no longer depend on fossil fuels because our resources are depleting and sadly is, they are polluting the earth as well. Now is the time for all of us to take a small but consistent step towards green and sustainable energy. Sustainable energy resources include biomass, bio gas, hydropower, geothermal, wind power, and solar energy. I am sure that all of us are familiar with solar panels right?
And do you know that Suria KLCC has the largest solar photo-voltaic cells installation on its rooftop? Well, that is one great example on how Petronas gives back to the society and you can do so! Let me tell you a simple step in serving for a better tomorrow.
Solar photo-voltaic (PV) cells convert light energy directly into electricity. It generates electricity in a clean, quiet and reliable way. Solar PV is often integrated in commercial building or residential houses as a roof, facade, skylight atrium and awning. It serves as a great sunlight converter that generates electricity and the energy is then bought by Tenaga Nasional Berhad if you are registered under SEDA Malaysia.
This is a great way for you to save up your expenses and help preserve the environment. Log on to http://seda.gov.my if you are interested in registering for Feed-in Tariff or getting to know about more renewable energy resources in Malaysia. I will see you in the next blog post, take care and God bless.