Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulation (REEM)
Policy measure

According to APERC (2010), the Malaysian government established the Efficient Management of Electrical Energy Regulation 2008 (REEM) under the Energy Commission, requiring that any installation generating or consuming more than 3,000,000 kWh in 6 consecutive months to appoint a Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM).

Implementation

The REEMS shall be responsible for “analyzing the total consumption of electrical energy, to advise on the development and implementation of measures to ensure efficient management of electrical energy as well as to monitor the effectiveness of the measures taken” (APERC, 2010).

Challenges

The challenges policymakers face in the implementation of the programme encounter are  (Hasan, 2009): (i) “lack of incentives for utilities to promote demand side management, (ii) fragmented legal and regulatory framework, and (iii) fragmented EE program implementation framework.”

Outcomes
No identified outcomes.
References

APERC (Asian-Pacific Energy Research Centre), 2010. Compendium of Energy Efficiency Policies of APEC Economies – Malaysia. Tokyo. Available at: www.ieej.or.jp/aperc/CEEP/Malaysia.pdf.


Hasan, I.A.F., 2009. Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Malaysia. Energy Commission. Available at: www.teeam.com/st_paper_15july09.pdf.