Overview of the Energy Commission
A statutory body established under the Energy Commission Act 2001, Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) or the Energy Commission is responsible for regulating the energy sector, specifically the electricity and piped gas supply industries, in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah.
Taking over the role of the Department of Electricity and Gas Supply, the Energy Commission started its operation on January 1, 2002. The main focus of the commission are reliable electricity and gas supply, reasonable costs and safety.
The roles of the Energy Comission is divided into three, namely Economic Regulation, Technical Regulation and Safety Regulation.
To promote economy in the generation, transmission, distribution, supply and use of electricity and in the reticulation and use of gas; promote competition; enable fair and efficient market conduct and prevent the misuse of monopoly or market power in the electricity and piped gas industries.
To ensure security, reliability, efficiency and quality of supply and services in the electricity and piped gas supply industries.
To protect the industry, consumers and public from dangers arising from the generation, transmission, distribution, supply and use of electricity and the distribution, supply and use of piped gas.