Saturday, November 30, 2013

SEDA Malaysia: The Review

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Hello everyone! How are you today? Are you as excited for December as I am? Well, I have my reasons for anticipating December due to special reasons which you will find out soon insyaallah. Alright, let us continue with the collaboration between SEDA Malaysia and www.azhamvosovic.blogspot.com and if you have missed the write ups, please click on the the links provided okay?

The above are the comments I received from a very kind soul, a sister indeed, Kak Aziela from therainbowjourney.blogspot.com. She asked about the technicality in my writing and a few suggestions as well in which I totally agree. Thank you Kak Aziela so very much for the reminder and in this blog post, I would like to review and explain some of the important key terms that all of you should know. 

Distribution Licencees (DLs) refers to companies that have the license to distribute energy such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB).

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is a mechanism that ensures Distribution Licencees (DLs) to buy electricity that is produced from renewable resources based on the rate set by SEDA Malaysia. DLs will pay the total unit of the renewable electricity supplied to the electricity grid on a monthly basis for a specific duration. The duration of the contract agreement varies depending on the type of renewable energy resources. The guaranteed access to the grid and favourable price per unit if power ensures that renewable energy (RE) is a sound long-term investment for companies, industries and individuals.

SEDA Malaysia is the implementer of FiT program for development of RE in Malaysia. It targets to promote sustainable energy measures as part of the solutions towards achieving energy security and autonomy. For more information, please kindly refer to www.seda.gov.my

Renewable Energy Resources (RE) covers energy produced from solar photo-voltaic (PV), biogas, biomass and small hydro only. Renewable resources must be from within Malaysia only and are not imported from other countries. 
Biogas-gas produced due to digestion or fermentation of organic matter including manure, sewage sludge, municipal solid waste and biodegradable waste.
Biomass-non fossilized and biodegradable organic material originating from indigenous plants, animals and micro-organisms products, by-products, residues and waste from agriculture, industrial and municipal waste.
Small hydro- The production of electricity by using the power of flowing water.
Solar photo-voltaic (PV)-a technology involving the direct conversion of sunlight energy into electrical energy via a photoelectric process.

Renewable Energy Technologies are any technology that has technical facility which generates renewable energy by converting mechanical, chemical, thermal or electromagnetic energy directly into electricity. In this case, we have an option to change water flow, sunlight, and waste materials into electricity.

What are the benefits of FiT Mechanism?

FiT helps to reduce Co2 emissions by replacing fossil fuel-based power production with clean and renewable sources of energy. It helps to secure domestic energy supply and enable the country to reduce their reliance on imported fossil-fuels. By doing this, the citizens of Malaysia also has the power to generate income by selling renewable energy to DLs and it will drive Malaysia to a greener and lower carbon economic growth. 

How does FiT work?

FiT enable renewable energy producer to be paid a premium tariff by the DLs and the electricity generated will be fed to the grid. A meter will be installed to record the amount of RE produced by the system and passed to the main electricity grid. The energy generated from both normal and renewable resources (most commonly solar PV) will be distributed to all electricity consumers. DLs will credit the payment of the electricity generated every month and it will be supplied into providers account, that means you.

How does the payment is made?

DLs will claim the money used to pay you from Renewable Energy Fund that is managed by SEDA Malaysia. This money is taken from the 1% contribution of electricity consumers using more than RM 77 or more than 300 kWh a month. The Cabinet has agreed for the 1% surcharge on consumers' electricity bills which has been gazetted and it is needed to achieve the target capacity of RE in the energy mix.

How to apply for FiT?
1) Check for the availability of quota at www.seda.gov.my.
2) Prepare the documents as instructed whether it is for individual or industries use.
3) Apply for FiT through manual or online submission.
4) Once it is approved, you have to sign the documents and agreements, register with certain departments and then only FiT will take action.

You can also contact your Service Provider to install your solar PV system with more than 60 SPs listed at www.seda.gov.my. Your SP can also help you to apply for FiT if you need further consultation. 
Alright, I hope that you can digest the information stated here. I have tried as much as possible to simplify the sentences but feel free to ask me or www.seda.gov.my if you need assistance. I will see you again, take care and God bless :)

*All photos are courtesy of SEDA Malaysia.


Aziela said...

Oh, sorry. Akak yang paling banyak songeh yer...hahahahhaa. Anyway, this time lebih jelas. Baruuuu faham. Thank you so much Adik...

Azham Vsvc said...

Kak Aziela, eh tak adalah...bagus juga akak komen tu...boleh membantu penulisan saya juga hehe :)

Ainim Suju said...

Good job Azham. I'm still in the midst of writing my 2nd article. Wish me luck ok. :)

Azham Vsvc said...

Ainim: hehe good luck! jangan terlewat hantar sudahlah yea hehe :)