Efficient Management of Electrical Energy
Frequently Asked Question And Its Answers For Efficient Management Of` Electrical Energy Regulations 2008.
Q. When is the effective date of the regulations?
A: 15 December 2008.
Q: Whom does the regulations apply to?
A: The regulations is applied to the following:
(a) any installation which receives electrical energy from a licensee or supply authority with a total electrical energy consumption equal to or exceeding 3,000,000 kWh as measured at one metering point or more over any period not exceeding six consecutive months; or
(b) any installation which is used, worked or operated by a private installation licensee with a total net electrical energy generation equal to or exceeding 3,000,000 kWh over any period not exceeding six consecutive months.
Refer Regulation 3.
Q: How does the Energy Commission know which installations are affected by the regulations?
A: The obligation to submit to Energy Commission the information on the affected installations falls under:
• a licensee who supplies electricity to any such installation (i.e. Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd);and
• a private installation licensee who generates electricity for his own consumption.
Refer Regulation 5.
Q: How they are going to know that they are affected and required to comply with the regulations?
A: Based on the information submitted by the licensees pursuant to Regulation 5, the Energy Commission shall notify the installations concerned in writing by registered post or by hand.
Refer Regulation 6.
Q: What do they need to do once they have received the notice from Energy Commission?
A: They need to do the following:
• appoint an electrical energy manager registered with the Energy Commission and to notify the Energy Commission within three (3) months from the date of the notice.
• To submit to the Energy Commission the information required and to report through Form A and Form B every six months from the date of the notice.
Refer Regulation 7.
Q: Who is the electrical energy manager?
A: A person who has been registered by Energy Commission as Electrical Energy Manager and holds a valid Certificate of Registration As An Electrical Energy Manager issued by Energy Commission.
Refer Regulation 11.
Q: Must the electrical energy manager to be a full time employee of the installation owner?
A: No, the installation owner can appoint any energy electrical energy manager as long as he is registered with Energy Commission and he does not need to be in full time employment at the installation..
Q: Who is eligible to be registered as electrical energy manager?
A: The qualification requirements are as follows:
• Malaysian citizen aged 23 years and above; and
• is a Professional Engineer and possesses at least six months working experience in the efficient management of electrical energy, or
• holds a degree in Science, Engineering, Architecture or its equivalent and possesses at least one year working experience in the efficient management of electrical energy; or
• holds a certificate of competency as an Electrical Services Engineer or as a Competent Electrical Engineer as in the Electricity Regulations 1994 and possesses at least nine months working experience in the efficient management of electrical energy; and
• Demonstrates knowledge of the requirements of the Electricity Supply Act 1990 and the Regulations made under the Act;and
• Energy Commission may require the person to attend an interview
Applicants who met the above requirements and passed the interview will be registered as electrical energy managers.
Refer regulation 12.
Q: How to apply to become a registered electrical energy manager?
A: By submitting an official application using the application form together with the Application fee. The application procedure and form are available for downloading in Energy Commission’s website.
Q: What is the fee for the application to be registered as electrical energy manager?
A: The fees to be paid are as prescribed in the First Schedule of the Regulations as follow :
No. Types of fees Fees
2. Application for registration as an electrical energy manager
Issuance/renewal of certificate of registration 20.00
3. Application for replacement of certificate of registration
4. Application for certified true copy of certificate of registration 10.00
Refer Regulation 4.
Q: If my application is rejected or I failed in the interview, can we appeal or can I re-apply?
A: The result of each application will be notified in writing together with the reasons on why the application is refused or why the applicant failed in the interview. For those who met the requirements as stipulated in regulation 12, he can re-apply to be registered as electrical energy manager with conditions as stated in rejection letter or the result of the interview by submitting the completed application form and paying the application fee.
Q: What are the duties of the electrical energy manager?
A: The functions and duties of the electrical energy manager are as follow:
• He shall be responsible –
i) to audit and analyse the total electrical energy consumption or total net electrical energy generation at the installation, including the significant end use of electricity;
ii) to advise the private installation licensee or consumer in developing and implementing measures to ensure efficient management of electrical energy at the installation; and
iii) to monitor effective implementation of the measures.
• he shall supervise the keeping of records on efficient management of electrical energy at the installation and verify its accuracy; and
• he shall ensure that the private installation licensee or consumer submits the information and report within the periods as specified in the regulations
Refer Regulation 16.
Q: Can a registered electrical energy manager be appointed to more than one installation and if yes, what is the maximum number of installations that he can be appointed.
A: Yes. So far, Energy Commission has not set the limit but their performance will be monitored from time to time based on their ability to perform their functions and duties according to the regulations.
Q: Where can get the information of electrical energy managers?
A: The list and contacts for registered energy managers is available in Energy Commission’s website.
Q: How much is the fee to be paid to the registered electrical energy manager for the appointment?
A: It depends on the agreeable amount between the electrical energy manager and the installation owner.
Q: If my company/organization has more than one installations affected by the regulations, can we appoint one electrical energy manager for all the installations?
A: Yes but the information and regular reports to be submitted to Energy Commission must be sent separately.
Q: Do we need to comply with the regulations if our electrical energy consumption has been reduced to lower than 3,000,000 kWh in six consecutive months or we have implemented efficient management of electrical energy in our installation?
A: The Energy Commission may review the obligations of the installation concerned by considering:
• the total net electrical energy consumption/generation for the reported period;
• the compliance with the requirements of the Regulations; and
• any other reason which show efficient management of electrical energy at the installation for the reported period
and may by written notice notify that the installation is no longer required to submit the information and report.
However, the Energy Commission may withdraw the above said notice it considers that:
• the total net electrical energy consumption/generation for the reported period has become subject to Regulation 3 ; or
• any other reason which shows efficient management of electrical energy at the installation for the reported period has not been practised after the date of issue of the notice
Refer Regulation 9 and Regulation 10.
Q: Is there energy saving targets that need to be achieved by the affected installations under the regulations?
A: No. The regulations only require the installations to manage the electrical energy efficiently with the appointment of electrical energy manager, to send the related information to the efficient management of electrical energy and regular reports to Energy Commission.
Q: Is energy audit required to be conducted to comply with the regulations?
A: Energy audit is required to be conducted by the electrical energy manager appointed for the installation.
Q: How frequent does the energy audit be conducted?
A: It depends on the need of each installation in order for them to asses the performance of their electrical energy usage and to identify energy saving measures to be implemented.
Q: What are the information required by the Energy Commission from the energy audit?
i) Management of electrical energy at the installation
• Policy and targets
• Accounts and related documents
• Compliance towards the regulations.
ii) Electricity supply information
• Total electricity supplied
• Sources of electricity supply from:
o Utility companies (TNB, SESB, public licencees) or
o Own generation (private licensees) or
• Type of supply (voltage,tariff)
iii) Electricity Consumption Information
• Electricity load profile of the installation (daily/weekly/monthly)
• Estimated annual electricy consumption in kWh and the percentage(%) of load distribution according to electrical system/equipment such as HVAC, production machinery, lighting and etc.
• Operating hours of the installation and major energy using system/equipment
iv) Energy saving opportunities
• List of energy saving potentials identified
• List of energy savings measures identified according to:
o No cost/low cost : housekeeping, minor repairs
o With high cost/major invesment required: major repair/replacement of major system/equipment, introduction of new energy efficienct technologies
• Estimated potential of energy savings in energy unit (kWh)
• Energy saving measurements and calculations based on the potentials identified
• Estimated returns from the costs to impelement energy saving measures such as Simple Payback Period.
• Proposed action plan and estimated time required to implement each energy saving measure
Q: What is the penalty for offences committed under the regulations?
A: Any person who commits an offence under these Regulations shall, on conviction, be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.
Refer Regulation 22.
Q: Since the regulations are new and there are a limited number of registered energy managers in the market, what should the affected installation do if they are not ably to comply within the stipulated time?
A: They can apply for an extension of time in writing to Energy Commission to enable them to have more time to appoint the electrical energy manager . Each application for extension of time will be considered and the duration of additional time to comply may be given on a case to case basis.
Refer Regulation 23.