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Monday, March 31, 2014

SEDA Malaysia: Feed-in Tariff Application

Source: www.seda.gov.my
Hello everyone! Are you excited about renewable energy and energy efficiency effort in Malaysia? I am thrilled to see the positive growth that Malaysia has undertaken in order to avoid being solely dependent on fossil fuels to generate electricity. Let us get to know the steps for interested personnel in the country who would like to generate renewable energy and sell it out to Distribution Licencees (DLs) such as TNB, Nur and SESB in order to generate passive income. SEDA Malaysia is the implementer of Feed-in Tariff program for development of renewable energy in Malaysia.
Source: www.seda.gov.my
First of all, individuals or corporate sectors that are interested in installing solar PV system must contact PV service provider and get the provider to do the installation and help you apply for the Feed-in Approval. Directory for PV service providers can be obtained from www.seda.gov.my > Directory > click on RE Industry Directory. There are over 100 PV service providers in Malaysia ready to assist you so be sure to survey for price comparison and check on their past projects and experiences in this industry. Proven track record, accountability and reliability are very important indicators to ensure the quality and durability of the PV system installation.
Source: weirdbella.blogspot.com/
There are certain criteria for the individuals interested in applying for the Feed-in Tariff mechanism:
-Malaysian citizen aged 21 years and above
-Ownership of the landed property with evidence to prove relationship between leaser and leasee
-Each individual is limited to two applications
-Each application should not exceed 12kW installation capacity and must have different address.

Complete the eligible criteria found in www.seda.gov.my under Feed-in Tariff > How to Become a Feed-in Tariff Approval Holder > Solar PV Installations <72kw b="">If you are interested, here is what you need to do:


There are two registration stages for Feed-in Approval application and they are:

1) Profile registration:
-A copy of MyCard

2) Project registration:
- Copy of documents proving the Applicant’s ownership of the site, or other conditional or unconditional rights.
-Copy of Land Title of the landed property.
- Copy of fee payment receipt.
-Copy of system Engineering Drawing prepared by your appointed Service Provider.
-Copy of wireman certificate(s) issued by the Energy Commission to the Qualified Person(s) prepared by the Service Provider.
-Copy of certificate in solar photovoltaic system design from any institution recognized by the authority, also provided by the Service Provider.


There are some administration fees imposed upon application. Total application fee for a 4 kW installation capacities is RM 310 for application made through manual submission and RM 200 for application through electronic delivery. Payment can be made through online transfer or cheque payable to SEDA Malaysia’s account.

Malaysia’s Feed-in Tariff system requires the Distribution Licensees (DLs) such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad and NUR Distribution Sdn. Bhd. (NUR) with this year’s addition of Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd (SESB) to buy from renewable energy producers the electricity produced by them. FiT rates are set by SEDA Malaysia with approval from KeTTHA to pay for the renewable energy supplied to the electricity grid for a specific duration.
By having access to the grid and setting a favorable price per unit of renewable energy, the FiT mechanism also ensures that renewable energy becomes a viable and sound long-term investment for companies, industries and individuals. This can happen very easily if consumers are registered under SEDA Malaysia as one of the producers of renewable energy through solar panels, small hydro power, biomass and biogas at their homes or private lands.
Source: ahmadfaizal.com/2013/11/27/apa-kaitan-feed-in-tariff-fit-dan-fund-dengan-bil-elektrik-rumah-kita/
The Cabinet has also agreed for the surcharge on consumers’ electricity bills that has been gazetted and collected from consumers. 1% surcharge is needed to achieve the target capacity of renewable energy in the long run. As of 2013, 1% surcharge was imposed on all electricity customers and domestic electricity consumers are obliged to contribute to the surcharge only if their monthly electricity consumption exceeds 300 kWh or RM 77 a month.
RE fund 1 peratus Apa kaitan Feed in Tariff (FiT) dan RE Fund dengan bil elektrik rumah kita?
Source: ahmadfaizal.com/2013/11/27/apa-kaitan-feed-in-tariff-fit-dan-fund-dengan-bil-elektrik-rumah-kita/
This money is channelled into the Renewable Energy Fund and administered by SEDA Malaysia to pay the premium Feed-in Tariff rate to those producers who generate electricity from renewable resources at homes or in industrial companies. However, as of January 2014, this surcharge increases by 0.6% to be 1.6 % for current electricity users. This increase will also affect the consumers in Sabah and Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan as they are charged with 1.6% of their electricity bills for the first time. Please refer to www.seda.gov.my for more news and information about this tariff. Take care and God bless, I will see you later!

SEDA Malaysia: Unlocking the Potential of Renewable Energy

Source: www.fluorescentsquid.com/ver1/
Hello everyone and welcome to http://azhamvosovic.blogspot.com where I will keep all of you updated with the information required for renewable energy and energy efficiency effort in Malaysia. The Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) together with Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA Malaysia) have worked hand in hand to promote the awareness and raise public concerns on the needs to discover the potential of renewable energy and the benefits of energy efficiency in the country.
Source: thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/03/29/1791811/bombshell-imf-study-united-sates-is-worlds-number-one-fossil-fuel-subsidizer/
Renewable energy & sustainable measures are important to the country because depleting fossil fuel sources such as oil, can last for only 11.8 years and natural gas for another 39.4 years. Energy is the cornerstone of any country’s economy thus energy security is a very important issue which must be managed well so renewable energy will eventually become the answer to our quest for greener energy growth and secure our economy development in the long run.
Source: ladfeamir.com/2013/12/27/pentingnya-feed-in-tariff-fit-di-malaysia/
Renewable energy provides an alternative to fossil fuels that can reduce environmental issues, creates more job opportunities as well as a long-term, secure and locally-produced energy supply to fuel the economy. Feed-in Tariff (FiT) is among the most effective policy instrument to encourage the development of renewable energy in a country. A Feed-in Tariff is simply a guaranteed price established for anyone who wants to sell renewable electricity to the grid and acts as a guarantee that they will have access to the grid to do so. The tariff is set so that a modest profit is ensured and unleashes the collective capital resources of the entire province, state or country to be part of the transition to renewable energy.
Source: www.viridis-asia.net/what-is-feed-in-tariff-fit.html
The Malaysian government has approved the implementation of Feed-in Tariff Mechanism in Malaysia when Renewable Energy Act 2011 (Act 725) was enforced on December 1st 2011 aimed to promote the deployment of renewable energy such as photovoltaic, biomass, biogas and small hydro in the country’s energy mix. SEDA Malaysia is the implementer of Feed-in Tariff program for development of renewable energy in Malaysia.
Source: ohcikgu.com/2013/10/29/seda-malaysia-open-day-blogger-workshop-2013/
Malaysia’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) system requires the Distribution Licensees (DLs) such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad and NUR Distribution Sdn. Bhd. (NUR) with this year’s addition of Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd (SESB) to buy from renewable energy producers the electricity produced by them. FiT rates are set by SEDA Malaysia with approval from KeTTHA to pay for the renewable energy supplied to the electricity grid for a specific duration.
Source: www.solarmalaysia.com.my/aboutfit.php
By having access to the grid and setting a favorable price per unit of renewable energy, the FiT mechanism also ensures that renewable energy becomes a viable and sound long-term investment for companies, industries and individuals. This can happen if consumers are registered under SEDA Malaysia as one of the producers of renewable energy through solar panels, small hydro power, biomass and biogas at their homes or private lands.
Source: www.fit-seda-malaysia.com/Homeowners1.html
The basic concept of FiT mechanism is that the Distribution Licencees (DLs) pay the Feed-in Approval Holder (FiAH) for renewable energy that is generated and supplied to electricity grid on a premium tariff. A meter will be installed to record the amount of renewable energy produced by the system and passed to the main electricity grid. The energy generated from both conventional and renewable resources will be distributed to all electricity consumers as usual and DLs will credit the payment of the total electricity generated and supplied into the FiAH’s bank account. DLs will claim the money used to pay FiAH from the Renewable Energy Fund and that is actually the collection of 1.6% contribution from electricity consumers’ monthly bill.
Source: renewablekinabalu.blogspot.com/2012/11/malaysia-solar-energy-feed-in-tariff_12.html

The Cabinet has also agreed for the surcharge on consumers’ electricity bills that has been gazetted and collected from consumers. 1% surcharge is needed to achieve the target capacity of renewable energy in the long run. As of 2013, 1% surcharge was imposed on all electricity customers and domestic electricity consumers are obliged to contribute to the surcharge only if their monthly electricity consumption exceeds 300 kWh or RM 77 a month.
Source: www.seda.gov.my
This money is channelled into the Renewable Energy Fund and administered by SEDA Malaysia to pay the premium Feed-in Tariff rate to those producers who generate electricity from renewable resources at homes or in industrial companies. However, as of January 2014, this surcharge increases by 0.6% to be 1.6 % for current electricity users. This increase will also affect the consumers in Sabah and Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan as they are charged with 1.6% of their electricity bills for the first time. Please refer to www.seda.gov.my for more news and information about this tariff.
Source: www.solarmalaysia.com.my/aboutfit.php
The most common ways to generate renewable energy is by installing solar photovoltaic modules (solar PV) as the sun produces an abundant source of clean energy. This energy will then be converted into electricity by using solar PV technology that will help to reduce carbon footprint and provide a source of passive income through payments from the feed-in tariff. Before investing in a solar PV system, you need to check the following:

-Is the roof tilting less than 15 degrees?
Solar PV modules need maximum exposure to the sun and the roof should not tilt more than 15 degrees for countries lying along the equator as PV can lose nearly half of its potential energy yield.

-Will trees or buildings cast a shadow over the solar PV modules?
Parts of a PV module should not be under the shade as the amount of electricity generated will be reduced.
  
-Is your roof structurally sound?
It needs to take the extra weight of the solar PV modules together with the mounting structure.


Source: www.solarpowerbuzzmedia.com/
Before installation, make sure that you are registered with SEDA Malaysia and secure the feed-in tariff quota. FiT rate also depends on the capacity of your PV system and the year when the system achieves commercial operation. You can get the latest FiT and bonus rate at www.seda.gov.my and do not forget to apply for the quota if you are interested. Take care and God bless.

SEDA Malaysia: Feed-in Tariff in Retrospect

Source: www.simplisolar.com/site/implement-energy-efficient-solutions-homeowners-told/
Hello my loyal blog readers! We are back again in this second blog post regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency effort by Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA Malaysia). SEDA Malaysia is the implementer of Feed-in Tariff program for development of renewable energy in Malaysia. The importance of the renewable energy sector in Malaysia has been recognized since the Eighth Malaysia Plan when the Five Fuel Policy was introduced in 2001 to include alternative sources of energy apart from conventional energy sources – oil, coal, gas and large hydro's.
Source: malaysiaflipflop.blogspot.com/2012/03/energy-ministry-screw-consumers-by.html
Subsequently, Small Renewable Energy Power Program (SREP) was introduced to further promote the development of RE in Malaysia. The development of RE within the last 2 decades were slow given the fact that we have only managed to achieve 61.2MW by the end of 2010 which is only 17% from the 350MW target that has been set under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. This is due to various barriers faced by the industry.
Source: news.abnxcess.com/2013/01/peter-chin-fah-kui-not-included-in-list-of-candidates/
There were many issues revolving around the implementation of FiT mechanism in Malaysia during that time. First of all, it was not easy for Minister of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Yg. Bhg. Datuk Seri Peter Chin to announce an average 8.35% increase in electricity tariff for both industrial and commercial consumers starting from June 1st 2011. This was due to the decision made by the government to gradually withdraw gas subsidy until December 2015 in Malaysia.
Source: www.aei-ideas.org/2013/05/the-strategic-case-for-natural-gas-exports/natural-gas/
The increase was largely contributed by an increase in the natural gas price to the power sector from RM 10.70/mmBtu to RM 13.70/mmBtu with effect from June 1st of the year. Some of the public members do not understand this situation and blame the ministry and the government entirely. The public must understand that electricity price may be increased every six months due to the fuel cost pass-through mechanism that the government has adopted.
electricity TNB
Source: mole.my/content/electricity-tariffs-be-reviewed-more-70-unaffected
To help the public with the recent increase of energy price, SEDA Malaysia implements the Feed-in Tariff mechanism to explore renewable energy potential in order for the country to not be dependent solely on natural gas to produce electricity. Malaysia’s Feed-in Tariff system requires the Distribution Licensees (DLs) such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad and NUR Distribution Sdn. Bhd. (NUR) with this year’s addition of Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd (SESB) to buy from renewable energy producers the electricity produced by them. FiT rates are set by SEDA Malaysia with approval from KeTTHA to pay for the renewable energy supplied to the electricity grid for a specific duration.
Malaysia’s FiT applies quota system which will effectively limit the growth of each renewable energy source. The system allows interested energy producers to vie for limited megawatts yearly when they apply to be feed-in approval holders. The approved quota for the individual or company will allow the producers to make money for the next 20 years backed by a fixed payment scheme that does not depend on subsidies or economic vagaries. This quota system is important in the development of renewable energy so that premature cuts in promised tariff rates can be avoided and not making the public furious about it. Setting the quota will definitely ensure that a planned preparation for strong foundation in the initial years can be guaranteed.
Source: www.uswitch.com/solar-panels/guides/feed-in-tariff/
By having access to the grid and setting a favourable price per unit of renewable energy, the FiT mechanism also ensures that renewable energy becomes a viable and sound long-term investment for companies, industries and individuals. This can happen very easily if consumers are registered under SEDA Malaysia as one of the producers of renewable energy through solar panels, small hydro power, biomass and biogas at their homes or private lands.
FIT SEDA logo
Source: www.nusolar.com.my/benefits/fit.htm
The Cabinet has also agreed for the surcharge on consumers’ electricity bills that has been gazetted and collected from consumers. 1% surcharge is needed to achieve the target capacity of renewable energy in the long run. As of 2013, 1% surcharge was imposed on all electricity customers and domestic electricity consumers are obliged to contribute to the surcharge only if their monthly electricity consumption exceeds 300 kWh or RM 77 a month.
Source: fannysoh.blogspot.com/2010/09/emphasis-on-biomass-and-biogas-feed-in.html
This money is channelled into the Renewable Energy Fund and administered by SEDA Malaysia to pay the premium Feed-in Tariff rate to those producers who generate electricity from renewable resources at homes or in industrial companies. However, as of January 2014, this surcharge increases by 0.6% to be 1.6 % for current electricity users. This increase will also affect the consumers in Sabah and Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan as they are charged with 1.6% of their electricity bills for the first time. Please refer to www.seda.gov.my for more news and information about this tariff.
Source: www.seda.gov.my
It is hoped that Malaysians will understand the rationale of FiT tariff mechanism and the surcharge implemented to the electricity bills based on the above reasons. Renewable energy and energy efficiency effort will always be the methods that can ensure Malaysia move towards a greener and feasible energy growth, all this done for our future generation. Thank you for reading, take care and God bless.

SEDA Malaysia: Feed-in Tariff Future in Malaysia

Source: faqsmalaysia.com/electricity-price-hike/    
    Salam everyone, how are you doing so far? What about energy efficiency effort and tips that I have told you last month? Did it do any good to your monthly electricity bill? I hope that all of you can reap the benefits, lessen the use of energy at home and therefore save up your pocket money. Today, I would like to write about Feed-in Tariff (FiT) future in Malaysia. I know that some of you are still unclear about FiT and its contribution in making Malaysia a greener and much more energy efficient country.
    Today, we can clearly see that Malaysia is all set to join other countries that pay for renewable energy-generated electricity that is fed into the national grid. However, the approach has always been cautious by the implementation of a quota system that controls how much the feed-in tariff scheme taken in every year. This is intended to avoid premature cuts in promised tariff rates and making the public furious about it.
Source: www.thegreenmechanics.com/2013/12/seda-responded-to-concerns-raised-on.html
    SEDA Malaysia is a statutory body formed under the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Act 2011 [Act 726] and functioned to administer and manage the implementation of the feed-in tariff mechanism which is mandated under the Renewable Energy Act 2011 [Act 725]. SEDA Malaysia’s roles are clearly stated in the SEDA Act 2011, and are also responsible to spearhead the development of RE industry in Malaysia. SEDA Malaysia is the implementer of Feed-in Tariff program for development of renewable energy in Malaysia.
Source: www.therakyatpost.com/news/2013/12/02/electricity-tariff-shoots-up-15-from-jan-1-2014/
    It raises a question of whether Malaysia’s feed-in tariff mechanism is designed well enough to fully unlock the potential of renewable energy abundance in the country. For your information, Malaysia’s Feed-in Tariff system requires the Distribution Licensees (DLs) such as Tenaga Nasional Berhad and NUR Distribution Sdn. Bhd. (NUR) with this year’s addition of Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd (SESB) to buy from renewable energy producers the electricity produced by them. FiT rates are set by SEDA Malaysia with approval from KeTTHA to pay for the renewable energy supplied to the electricity grid for a specific duration.

Source: www.seda.gov.my
    By having access to the grid and setting a favourable price per unit of renewable energy, the FiT mechanism also ensures that renewable energy becomes a viable and sound long-term investment for companies, industries and individuals. This can happen very easily if consumers are registered under SEDA Malaysia as one of the producers of renewable energy through solar panels, small hydro power, biomass and biogas at their homes or private lands.
Source: www.tnb.com.my/residential/pricing-and-tariff/tariff-rates.html
    The Cabinet has also agreed for the surcharge on consumers’ electricity bills that has been gazetted and collected from consumers. 1% surcharge is needed to achieve the target capacity of renewable energy in the long run. As of 2013, 1% surcharge was imposed on all electricity customers and domestic electricity consumers are obliged to contribute to the surcharge only if their monthly electricity consumption exceeds 300 kWh or RM 77 a month.
Source: www.whb.my/lawatan-seda-malaysia/
    This money is channelled into the Renewable Energy Fund and administered by SEDA Malaysia to pay the premium Feed-in Tariff rate to those producers who generate electricity from renewable resources at homes or in industrial companies. However, as of January 2014, this surcharge increases by 0.6% to be 1.6 % for current electricity users. This increase will also affect the consumers in Sabah and Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan as they are charged with 1.6% of their electricity bills for the first time. Please refer to www.seda.gov.my for more news and information about this tariff.
THe Star 20.3-3
Source: www.whb.my/lawatan-seda-malaysia/
    Renewable energy and energy efficiency effort promoted by SEDA Malaysia and the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) aims to create a host of spin-off benefits including:

-Savings of RM 2.1 billion in external costs to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions
-At least RM 19 billion in loan values for renewable energy projects
-RM 70 billion revenue from renewable energy power
-RM 1.75 billion in tax income to the government and
-52,000 jobs to construct, operate and maintain renewable energy power plants.
(Source: Green Purchasing Asia, June 2011). 

Apart from that, producers like you can generate your own income by installing solar panels at homes or office buildings. Corporate sectors can set up small hydro powers, biomass and biogas plants at their land to sell the energy produced to Distribution Licensees and gain money. Companies out there are also gaining benefits such as power producers, solar photovoltaic cells manufacturers, distributors and installers, palm oil plantations set up to make money from empty fruit branches, logistic providers, bankers and insurers, training institutions and trainees, consultants and even higher institutions that conduct research and development effort.
There will always be a bright future for renewable energy and energy efficiency effort in Malaysia, along with improvements and better ways to accommodate both users and providers out there. What is needed right now is for us to take that small but consistent step in making this happen. That is all for today and I will see you in my next blog post, take care and God bless!

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