PUTRAJAYA: More electrical appliances may be included for the Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency (Save 2.0) RM200 e-rebate.
Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (Seda) chairman Lukanisman Awang Sauni said the programme was currently limited to locally-made refrigerators and air conditioners that have a four or five-star energy rating.
“Others including washing machines and televisions. So far, some RM8 million, out of the RM30 million allocation under the Save 2.0 programme, has been spent, benefitting some 40,000 households.
“We hope that the government will consider continuing this programme,” he told reporters after a breaking of fast event organised by Seda this evening.
Lukanisman earlier said 30 children from Rumah Bakti Al-Kautsar, Bangi were special guests for the event named Tautan Kasih Ramadan.
It was part of Seda’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) in providing assistance to the needy, as well as distribution of dates and bubur lambuk to the community here, he said.
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah, who attended the event, said Save 2.0 worked alongside several other initiatives like Net Energy Metering (NEM) which is in its third phase.
He said Seda had the responsibility in facilitating stakeholders to ensure that the approved Renewable Energy (RE) projects it carried out was in line with the government’s aspirations and as such should take stern action, including revoking the Feed-in-tariff (FiT) quota, should the need arise.
This, he said, applies to all, including the state governments.
It was reported that the government, through Seda, would open applications for FiT quotas totalling 188 megawatts for biogas, mini hydro and biomass resources in Peninsular Malaysia in June.
Of the total, 32MW was allocated for biogas, 126MW for mini hydro and 30MW for biomass projects.
The new FiT quotas would be able to generate RM1.5 billion in investments and create 600 job opportunities in the renewable energy (RE) industry.