National Energy Awards
Elevating Malaysia’s competitiveness and presence in ASEAN sustainable energy landscape
2022 marks the fifth year that the National Energy Awards (NEA) honours organisations, companies and individuals in Malaysia for their outstanding achievements and best practices in driving the country’s sustainable energy agenda. Launched in 2018, the annual NEA is among initiatives by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) to promote the adoption of sustainable energy practices across all industries and sectors in Malaysia.
The NEA serves as a strategic endeavour to recognise the achievements and best practices of local entities in embracing sustainable energy initiatives as an effort to reduce the carbon footprints within the energy sector and elevating Malaysia’s competitiveness and presence in the ASEAN sustainable energy landscape.
Winners of NEA are selected after a thorough and vigorous evaluation process to ensure that only the best and most deserving are selected and who, subsequently, will represent Malaysia at the ASEAN Energy Awards (AEA). The AEA is the highest recognition bestowed on Southeast Asian public and private entities for their contribution to EE and RE development in the ASEAN region.
Over the past five years (2018-2022), the winners of Categories 1 and 2 in the NEA have represented Malaysia at the AEA where many have emerged as winners. Most recently, Malaysia brought home 12 awards from among a total of 22 Malaysian organisations representing the country at the AEA held in Cambodia.
The country’s achievements included buildings and companies such as Astaka Sports Complex’s win in the Special Submission: Zero Energy Building category with Johor Port Authority Building as the 1st runner-up. CSC Steel Sdn Bhd won for the Energy Management for Industry Category (Large Industries). Under the Green Building Category, Wisma REHDA won in the Small & Medium Building Category. Meanwhile, under the ASEAN Renewable Energy Projects Awards 2022 category, Integrated Sago Water Treatment and Resources Recovery Pilot Plant won in the Off-Grid category, while Biogas Production for Cooking Using Food Waste Anaerobic Digester in the Smart PJ Waste Solution Lab emerged as 2nd runner-up.
“Malaysia’s achievements in AEA are a testimony of the country’s sustainable energy policies becoming a reality. We hope these recognitions will drive more local participation in adopting sustainable energy practices which will futureproof businesses,” said Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan. He also added, “Malaysia’s ambition of having net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is consistent with the AEA’s objectives.”
Malaysian companies and individuals’ achievements at the NEA as well as AEA awards amplify the country’s efforts and aspirations to be the leader of sustainable energy in ASEAN. Their successes reflect Malaysia’s leadership in rolling out game-changing sustainability practices in the country’s energy sector, thereby contributing significantly towards Malaysia’s carbon emissions reduction target.