ECCJ held the FY2022 1st 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. An online seminar relating to Energy Conservation (EC) Guidelines targeting the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and other Malaysian institutions was held on August 25, 2022 as one of the activities planned for the current fiscal year.
1. Seminar attendees:
Malaysian side: Total of 21 persons, comprising Dr. Ida Syahrina Shukor, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MENR/KeTSA) and five other representatives, Mr. Steve Anthony Lojuntin, Director, Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) and one other representative, three representatives from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, five representatives from the Public Works Department, one person from the Economic Planning Unit, two persons from Malaysian ESCOs and two representatives from other institutions
Japanese side: Eight persons from the ECCJ International Cooperation Division
2. Overview of seminar: It was initially planned to hold the seminar on EC Guidelines and pilot projects. However, because it was not possible to confirm companies wishing to participate in the pilot projects, it was decided to hold a seminar related only to EC Guidelines this time and to hold a pilot project-related seminar again at a later date.
Title of lecture: “Enforcement of the Energy Management by Energy Conservation Guidelines and Energy Management Manual”
Speaker: Mr. Junichi Noka, ECCJ international technical expert
Lecture items: 1. Outline of EC Law, Japan, 2. Energy Management System, 3. Energy Conservation Guidelines (ECGL), 4. Energy Management Manual (EMM), and 5. Application of ECGL and EMM in India and Thailand
Overview of lecture: A lecture relating to EC Guidelines (ECGL) was given, lasting 2 hours and 20 minutes. This included a question and answer session in which responses were given to 12 questions using online chat, etc. While explaining case examples relating to the introduction of ECGL in India and Thailand, ECCJ recommended their use as energy management promotion tools in Malaysia as well.
Main questions: Questions relating to ECGL systems, SABC evaluation systems and benchmarks were actively asked, together with questions about energy management including renewable energy. Comments were received that these were highly useful as reference information.
3. Activities planned going forward: The follow-up to determine activity plans for introducing ECGL systems going forward and the considerations into holding a seminar in the current fiscal year to introduce pilot projects, which could not be held together with the seminar this time, will be continued.