Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA) leads by example in sustainable practices while granting approvals to more than 10,000 renewable energy installations in Malaysia.
“SEDA leads by example in sustainable practise by installing Solar PV system at the headquarter office of the Authority located in Putrajaya,” shared SEDA Chairman Lukanisman Awang Sauni.
“In 2019, SEDA installed a 16kW Solar PV system on the rooftop of Galeria PjH. This PV system will also link to the PV Monitoring System (PVMS) managed by the Authority.
“Importantly, this PV project will be part of the Authority’s on-site training facility providing online data for analysis and opportunity to showcase PV for office application to visitors and training participants.”
The Solar PV system, he said, is installed based on the Self-Consumption (SELCO) mode as the bulk meter of the building will not support NEM configuration.
“It is estimated that the 16kWp Solar PV system could generate about 19,200kWh/year with about 13,324.8kg of CO avoidance per year.”
Apart from that, SEDA is also embracing digitalisation-IR 4.0, namely the usage of Microsoft Teams for virtual conferences, Microsoft Exchange Cloud, which reduces the operating expenses and increases the reliability of SEDA’s email system, Microsoft Sharepoint – a knowledge repository that can be shared among SEDA’s staff throughout the organisation and Integration e-FiT System which is the e-cash flow (moving towards e-system for digitalisation).
“Through digitalisation, SEDA was able to reach out to various RE and EE sectors via virtual meetings and provide assistance when needed.
“We also engaged numerous focus group discussions with key stakeholders, such as the relevant ministries and government agencies, to ensure that businesses can operate as usual during lockdowns.”
Empowering the youth
In alignment with the United Nations System (UNS), SEDA recognises youth’s key role in tackling climate change.
UNS works closely with youth-led and youth-focussed organisations worldwide to empower youth to take adaptation and mitigation actions and enhance effective participation of youth in climate change policy decision-making processes.
SEDA believes the youth-led initiatives have played an essential role in addressing the climate crisis, and there is a need to cultivate an environment for youth empowerment.
“SEDA hosts the International Sustainable Energy Summit (ISES), which provides a strategic learning platform for industry players. The biennial summit is a knowledge-based platform explicitly focusing on renewable energy and energy demand management.
“With the upcoming ISES, for the first time, SEDA shall be introducing a dedicated session focusing on youth because SEDA acknowledges the youth movement empowers the next generation of leaders who are accelerating the transition to a sustainable, equitable energy future.” – @Green