ECCJ held the FY2022 2nd online seminar 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 November 8, 2022, ECCJ held the second online seminar of FY2022 together with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR) and other Malaysian institutions. During the seminar, ECCJ gave an introduction to the pilot project and invited companies to apply to take part.
1. Seminar attendees:
(1) Malaysian side:
・Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR): Mr. Mohammad Helmi Bin Omar, Assistant Secretary
・Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA): Mr. Steve Anthony Lojuntin, Director and one other representative
・Eight representatives from eight private companies (Pharmaceuticals, cement, automobiles, plastics, etc.)
(2) Japanese side: Seven persons from the ECCJ International Cooperation Division]
2. Overview of seminar: ECCJ gave an introduction of the pilot project and obtained confirmation as follows.
(1) Background: It had been planned to hold a seminar on EC Guideline and the pilot project during the current fiscal year. However, due to a delay in inviting companies to participate as pilot project, a seminar that was held on August 25 only covered the EC Guideline. In late October, a proposal of companies interested in participating in the pilot project was received, and a second seminar was set for November 8. As a result of the confirmation conducted afterwards, eight companies participated in the seminar on the day.
(2) Introduction to the pilot project: ECCJ introduced details of the pilot project for one hour under the topic “Proposed Key Specifics and Basic Plan”. This project provides support for developing an energy management system based on ISO 50001 as a model for multiple companies. Particularly, because the energy efficiency and conservation act which deal not only with electricity as before, but also newly with heat are established, it is intended to introduce the system for managing them comprehensively.
(3) Confirmation of each company overview: For the eight companies participating in the seminar, ECCJ individually confirmed items including the size and nature of their business, production volumes, energy consumption, and the points indicating why they were interested in the project. It was determined that each company would report the results of this seminar in-house and judge whether to actually participate in the project.
3. Schedule going forward
(1) Late December: Obtain responses from the companies regarding whether they intend to participate in the pilot project.
(2) Late January next year: Group the companies intending to participate and consider their selection.
(3) End of February next year: Decide the companies participating in the pilot project.