Malaysian organisations honoured at the 2020 ASEAN Energy Awards

Malaysian organisations honoured at the 2020 ASEAN Energy Awards

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia, Dec. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Fifteen Malaysian organisations received various accolades at the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA) 2020. The awards are the highest recognition bestowed on Southeast Asia public and private companies for their contribution to energy development in the ASEAN regions. Participated by all ASEAN member countries, the Award recipients were chosen based on their achievements during the competition period.

15 Malaysian organisations honoured at ASEAN Energy Awards 2020
15 Malaysian organisations honoured at ASEAN Energy Awards 2020

The notable win demonstrates Malaysia’s proactive involvement in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors. It also acknowledges the diligent undertakings of companies to ensure energy efficiency and sustainability in the region as well as continuously furthering the country’s progress and growth towards a more sustainable future.

“Our work to improve energy management in Top Glove Factory 29 has resulted in a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption from 2017 to 2019 and a reduction in carbon emissions of more than 4,000 tonnes per year over the same period,” said Top Glove’s Senior Manager, Chia Hock Yi.

Ir. Au Chong Hun from Primetech Engineers Sdn Bhd, who supervised Menara Weld’s award-winning retro-fitting project said, “Instead of replacing ageing chillers like-for-like, we wanted to innovate. We did this by combining the tower and mall chiller plants into a central plant with a highly efficient variable primary flow pumping system. This out of the box thinking has contributed to a total energy reduction of 38.7 percent.”

The event, held in Da Nang, Vietnam, was coordinated by ASEAN Centre of Energy; an entity of ASEAN. The award ceremony took place virtually on November 19 and was broadcasted live on the ASEAN Centre for Energy’s Youtube, LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

Other Malaysian winners include Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM Centre), Menara KEN TTDI, Amcorp Power Sdn Bhd, Indah Water Konsortium Sdn Bhd, LCDA Tower/Menara Pelita, Menara Weld and The Weld Shopping Centre, and Green Energy Office (GEO) – Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre.

First runner up organisations in their categories were Persada Plus Complex and UKM-YSD Chair for Sustainable Development. At the same time, Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Honda Showroom and Care Centre, Hospital Jelebu, Top Glove Factory F29, Sime Darby Plantation, Concord Green Energy Sdn Bhd, and Angsana Johor Bahru Mall were the second runner ups in their categories.

Winners received trophies, plaques and high-profile honours at the awards presentation ceremony, attended by the Ministers of Energy of ASEAN member countries and other delegates.

Besides the mentioned winners, 12 other Malaysian organisations participated in AEA. All 27 companies selected to represent Malaysia were recipients of the recently concluded National Energy Awards (NEA) 2020.

About National Energy Awards (NEA)

NEA is an annual recognition to acknowledge outstanding achievements and best practices in driving the country’s sustainable energy agenda. Inaugurated in 2018, the awards are part of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources’ (KeTSA) initiative to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy in Malaysia. Submission for the 2021 NEA awards is open; public and private companies are welcome to apply. Contact NEA secretariat at nea@greentechmalaysia.my to apply.

Visit www.nationalenergyawards.com.my and follow NEA social media at https://www.facebook.com/nationalenergyawards and https://www.instagram.com/nationalenergyawards/ for more information.