Key Malaysian Government Ministries and Agencies for Energy Efficiency
Policy measure

According to APERC (2010), the key Malaysian government ministries and agencies involved in energy efficiency improvement are the Energy Unit of Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (MEGTW), the Energy Commission (EC) and Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (PTM) or the Malaysia Energy Centre.

“MEGTW was established in April 2009, following the reshuffle of the Malaysian Cabinet. Formerly, the Ministry was known as the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications in 2004 and the Ministry of Energy, Communications & Multimedia in 1998. The EC was established in 2001, replacing the Department of Electricity and Gas Supply (DEGS), and PTM was established in 1997.” (APERC, 2010)


According to APERC (2010), “the role of MEGTW is to formulate energy efficiency policy, in coordination with the EPU. The EPU provides the general direction and strategies and determines the level of implementation. The EC is the regulatory agency for the electricity and piped gas supply industry. The Commission’s main tasks are to provide technical and performance regulation for the electricity and piped gas supply industry, as the safety regulator for electricity and piped gas and to advise the Minister on all matters relating to electricity and piped gas supply including energy efficiency and renewable energy issues. PTM is an independent not-for-profit company for the development and coordination of energy research. The aim of PTM is to be the focal point on energy implementation and catalyst for linkages with universities, research institutions, industry, and domestic and international energy organizations.

The MEGTW has five officers to handle renewable energy and energy efficiency, the EC has four staff members to handle energy efficiency matters, and PTM has a staff of 60 for energy research work and energy efficiency promotion activities.”

No identified challenges.

The implemented programmes include the Malaysian Energy Efficiency Improvement Program (APERC, 2010).


APERC (Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies – Malaysia. Tokyo. Available at: