Briefing By MESTECC on its Strategic Initiatives

1 March 2019

On 1st March 2019, MGA’s Advocacy and Regulatory Government Affairs Working Committees met the Energy Sector of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC) at Putrajaya where the latter briefed the delegates from MGA on its Strategic Initiatives as announced by its Minister, YB Puan Yeo Bee Yin, on 28thJanuary 2019.

MGA was the first organisation to engage MESTECC to understand the latter’s Strategic Initiatives. With the slogan ‘Own It. Do It. Ace It.’, MESTECC has committed to complete a total of 73 initiatives within 2019.

There are in total 20 initiatives for MESTECC’s Energy Sector that are divided into the following 4 areas;

  • Achieving 20% Renewable Energy (RE) in 2025
  • Achieving 8% savings from Energy Efficiency by 2025
  • Enhancing governance of Malaysia Electricity Supply Industry (MESI)
  • Ensuring sustainability of Sabah Electricity Supply Industry (SESI)

MGA sees that natural gas can play several important roles in supporting MESTECC to achieve its initiatives. For example, power plants that utilise natural gas have the highest efficiency and are more flexible in responding to output variability caused by intermittency of renewable energy, thus making this cleanest fossil fuel as the perfect partner to support renewables in achieving its 20% target by 2025. In a cogeneration application, the efficiency of the plant increase even further, thus playing a key role in saving energy and achieving the energy efficiency target.