ECCJ held the FY2022 3rd online meeting relating to energy conservation support with Malaysia
Under the instruction and financial support of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE), the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) has been implementing a bilateral energy conservation cooperation project with Malaysia which also continued in FY2022. On October 5, 2022, ECCJ held the third online meeting of FY2022 together with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) and other Malaysian institutions. During the meeting, confirmation was made of the results of holding the current fiscal year’s online seminar, and discussions were held and agreements reached relating to the plan to hold invited training in Japan.
1. Meeting attendees:
(1) Malaysian side: Total of nine persons, comprising Dr. Ida Syahrina Shukor, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) and three other representatives, Mr. Steve Anthony Lojuntin, Director, Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and one other representative, and Mr. Mohamad Faiz Mohd Yusoff, Assistant Director, Energy Commission (EC) and two other representatives
(2) Japanese side: Six persons from the ECCJ International Cooperation Division
2. Overview of results: Regarding the activities that were implemented and are planned for the current fiscal year, confirmation was made and discussions were held regarding the following items.
(1) Online seminar (EC Guidelines): Information exchanges were held regarding the results of the online seminar relating to EC Guidelines that was held on August 25, during which ECCJ received evaluation from the policymakers that they also found the seminar’s technical contents to be instructive. ECCJ requested again that the policymakers should consider these contents as important guidelines under the energy efficiency conservation act which will be newly established going forward.
(2) Online seminar (Pilot projects): Because the registration of the participating companies was not received before the seminar on August 25, ECCJ obtained agreement to hold another online seminar relating to pilot projects on November 8. It was decided to encourage participation in this seminar by as many companies as possible, and then to select several actual model companies afterwards.
(3) Invited training in Japan: It is planned to invite 10 persons to visit Japan for training during the five-day period between December 12 and 16, and ECCJ gave a detailed explanation of the main points of the training outline and the conduct required for participants due to the ongoing COVID-19 countermeasures. ECCJ requested that the training participants should be decided by November 7 and expressed a wish to directly brief these participants about the training contents including explanations of the COVID-19 countermeasures as the 4th online meeting in mid-November, and obtained agreement from the meeting participants.
(4) Energy efficiency conservation act establishment: Regarding the situation of the formulation of energy efficiency conservation ac in Malaysia, the approval from the Attorney General Chamber has been delayed and it is expected that the period for submitting the draft act to parliament will be early next year.
3. Schedule going forward
(1) Late October: Obtain the list of participating companies in the online seminar on pilot projects
(2) November 7: Obtain the list of participants in the BECMY9 training
(3) November 8: Hold the online seminar (Pilot projects)
(4) November 17 (Planned): Hold the 4th online meeting to give prior briefings to participants in the BECMY9 training