A total of 12 Malaysian projects have won the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA) 2023 for adopting sustainable energy practices. The AEA 2023 awards ceremony was held in Bali, Indonesia, on the sidelines of the recently concluded 41st ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM).
The AEA is an award aimed at encouraging and recognizing greater adoption of sustainable energy practices by both the public and private sectors in ASEAN member states. The AEA comprises three categories which are the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Best Practices Awards, the Renewable Energy Project Awards, and the Clean Coal Awards.
A total of 23 Malaysian projects that won the National Energy Awards (NEA) were submitted for the AEA 2023, in which 12 were declared winners for the AEA under various categories. Among the first-prize winners of AEA 2023 are as follows:
1. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Best Practices
a. Green Building Awards (Large category):
Tzu Chi International School
b. Energy Management in Buildings and Industries Awards (Small and Medium Buildings category)
Johor Port Authority Building
2. Clean Coal Awards
a. Clean Coal Technology Utilisation (Large Industry category)
Jimah East’s Stesen Janakuasa Tuanku Muhriz
Minister of Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change, YB Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad led the Malaysian delegation to the 41st ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting.
Commenting on the accomplishments of Malaysian energy players, he stated: “I hope that the success of our Malaysian participants in the AEA will be an inspiration to other industry players to embark on the adoption of sustainable energy practices while contributing towards the country’s commitment to decarbonizing.
“As ASEAN gears up efforts in its race to net zero, we urge more industries, corporations, and individuals to lead the way on climate action to inspire the adoption of sustainable energy practices. At the national level, the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Climate Change will continue its efforts to encourage the adoption of sustainable energy best practices, including the organization of the NEA to recognize and explore further opportunities to spur the uptake of energy best practices,” he said.