Meta Data
Draft: 
No
Revision of previous policy?: 
No
Effective Start Year: 
2010
Scope: 
National
Document Type: 
Programme
Economic Sector: 
Energy, Power
Energy Types: 
Power, Renewable, Hydropower, Solar
Issued by: 
Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Government of Malaysia
Overall Summary: 
The Rural Electricity Supply (BELB) Programme targets to bring rural electrification to houses in traditional villages which are outside the areas which are under the operation of local authorities (PBT) throughout the country including long-houses in the remote areas of Sabah and Sarawak, villages of indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia, villages on islands and settlements in small estates which are less than 400 hectares (less than 1,000 acres). The programme comes under the responsibility of Ministry of Rural and Regional Development (KKLW), who are tasked to improve the well being of rural residents comprehensively and effectively by developing physical infrastructure and providing extensive basic amenities to rural citizens.
Access
Bi-, multi-lateral mechanisms to expand access: 
With the Electricity Supplies Industry Trust Account (AAIBE), all BELB projects pertaining to grid lines and solar hybrid in Peninsular Malaysia have been funded by it. The provisions for BELB development in Peninsular Malaysia has been used to fund the implementation of other alternative projects, operational and maintenance costs of alternative projects (other than solar hybrid), the installation cost of LJK projects, operational and maintenance costs of LJK as well as consultancy costs.
Energy access priorities: 
Providing electricity to houses in traditional villages which are outside the areas which are under the operation of local authorities (PBT) throughout the country including long-houses in the remote areas of Sabah and Sarawak, villages of indigenous people in Peninsular Malaysia, villages on islands and settlements in small estates which are less than 400 hectares (less than 1,000 acres).
Energy access action plan: 
Construction of infrastructure to the maximum limit of a 33kV voltage delivery line.---Construction of power stations and rural diesel power stations.---Connection of low voltage lines to villages and houses.
Energy service quality targets: 
Increase of the supply system and quality from 12 hours to 24 hours
Renewable Energy
RE action plans: 
Solar Photovoltaic: Scope: The scope of this PV programme entails the supply of electricity to residential houses, multi-purpose halls, classrooms, police substations (pondok polis), clinics, vaccines, houses of worship and road lamps.
Energy Supply and Infrastructure
Infrastructure development priorities: 
Construction of infrastructure to the maximum limit of a 33kV voltage delivery line