Malaysian Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (MIEEIP)
Policy measure

According to van den Akker (2008), the Malaysian Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (MIEEIP) was initiated by the Government of Malaysia in 1999 to improve energy efficiency in Malaysia’s industrial sector. The implementing agency of the project was the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on behalf of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (PTM, Energy Centre) was assigned by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications (MEWC) to implement the project on its behalf. Funding and support for the programme is provided by the GEF, UNDP, the Government of Malaysia and the private sector.


Component 4 of the MIEEIP aims “to provide information on energy-efficient equipment and energy rating programs to increase awareness and encourage the use of energy efficient equipment in industry and set up an industrial equipment testing facility to label equipment” (van den Akker, 2008).  


In total, USD 79,846 of a planned amount of USD 179,450 was spent on Component 4 (van den Akker, 2008).

Implementation

Component 4 included the following implementation measures (van den Akker, 2008):

  • The enhancement of information activities (newsletters, brochures, bulletins).

  • The provision of energy technology information services.

  • The establishment of a professional organization of accredited specialists.

Challenges
No identified challenges.
Outcomes

According to UNDP (2011), the expected outcome of Component 4 was an increase in awareness and greater use of energy efficient practices and technology application within industries. Van den Akker (2008) provides an overview of more specific programme outcomes over the period: 

  • “Various promotional materials that have been successfully developed and disseminated to stakeholders and beneficiaries, by means of the quarterly newsletter (MIEEIP News), articles in professional publications, newspaper articles and advertorials and by means of numerous workshops and seminars. A total of 20 issues of the MIEEIP News have been published. The MIEEIP team has developed a comprehensive mailing list for the MIEEIP Newsletter covering different target groups and currently has over 2,500 subscribers.
  • MIEEIP has also helped to establish the MEPA (Malaysian Energy Professionals Association). MEPA was established in 2002 to increase the number of energy experts or trained energy professionals. Current membership is around 120. The membership is open to all professionals of varied backgrounds (such as engineers, accountants, business personnel), who usually serves as managers in the industry or manufacturing companies. MEPA will help to create impact to human resource development for the energy industry. PTM is the secretariat of MEPA. So far MEPA has organized two conferences; first one in August 2003, and the second one in August 2005.
  • A special booklet “Achieving Industrial Energy Efficiency in Malaysia” was published by UNDP to highlight efforts done by MIEEIP, highlighting on objectives of each of the eight Components of the project, the activities initiated, together with lessons learnt. The book also features an article on "Energy in Malaysia" which highlights Malaysia's energy policy, current energy demand and supply scenario, indigenous resources as well as the energy industry development. It describes the roles and functions of the main energy organizations of the country. MIEEIP technology demonstration projects are elaborated in this book as industrial case studies.”
References

Van den Akker, J., 2008. Malaysian Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (MIEEIP): Final Evaluation. Available at: www.undp.org.my/uploads/mieeip%20final%20evaluation%20report%20jan%202008.pdf.


UNDP (United Nations Development Program), 2011. Malaysian Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project [Completed Project]. Available at:  www.undp.org.my/malaysian-industrial-energy-efficiency-improvement-project.