MALAYSIA: Green Technology Master Plan 2017-2030

Meta Data
Title in national language: 
Pelan Induk Teknologi Hijau 2017-2030
Revision of previous policy?: 
Effective Start Year: 
Effective End Year: 
Document Type: 
Economic Sector: 
Energy, Power, Multi-Sector
Energy Types: 
Power, Renewable, Bioenergy, Hydropower, Solar, Other
Issued by: 
Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water
Unofficial source
Overall Summary: 
The Green Technology Master Plan (GTMP) 2017-2030 is an outcome of the Eleventh Malaysia Plan (2016-2020) which has earmarked green growth as one of six priorities altering the trajectory of the nation’s growth. The GTMP creates a framework which facilitates the mainstreaming of green technology into the planned developments of Malaysia while encompassing the four pillars set in the National Green Technology Policy (NGTP) i.e. energy, environment, economy and social.
EE priorities: 
WAY FORWARD. Energy Efficiency: • Reinvigorating Demand Side Management (DSM) in electricity thermal and transport • Smart grid technology (incorporating digital grid etc.) • Tailored communication strategy to different target audience • Reinvigorating National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP).
EE targets: 
At the regional level, ASEAN’s energy intensity is anticipated to improve over the period of 2013-2035 as its energy demand is expected to increase by only 2.7 times while the GDP grows by 3.7 times. On this score, Malaysia needs to reduce energy intensity by 20% in 2020 based on 2005 level, as part of ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation (APAEC 2015-2025) Action Plans.
EE action plans: 
Initiatives: • Reinvigorating DSM in electricity subsector and harnessing of electricity in thermal and transport • Reinvigorating NEEAP EE&C Act • Reinvigorating cogeneration policy • Smart grid technology (incorporating digital grid etc) • Tailored communication strategy to different target audience.
Renewable Energy
RE priorities: 
WAY FORWARD. Electricity Generation: [...] • Exploration of other RE sources [...] • Long-term plan for electricity tariff rate for higher renewable mix.
RE targets: 
The aspirational targets for installed RE capacity are set at 20% in 2020, 23% by 2025 and 30% by 2030 as compared with 18.9% in 2016. However, it is conditional on the levelled cost in each RE source is close to conventional resources, with no new major coal-fired power plants established post 2020. --- The targets for LSS farms are elaborated as follows: • LSS farm - By 2020, Malaysia will have an additional installed capacity of 1,200 MW of LSS farms, of which 200 MW will be in Sabah and 1,000 MW will be in Peninsular Malaysia. --- The targets for large hydro powered generation plants are elaborated as follows: • Large Hydro - By 2025, there will be an additional installed capacity of 1,943MW large hydro dam power plants in Malaysia i.e. in Kelantan (Nenggiri – 300MW), Pahang (Tekai – 168MW), Sabah (Upper Padas – 180MW) and Sarawak (Baleh – 1,295MW). --- In the existing plan, NEM will be applicable to solar PV rooftop installations power generation. It aims to achieve a cumulative solar capacity of 500 MW by 2020, starting with a 100 MW quota per year. NEM is open to all electricity consumers with the following target capacities: industry (45%), commercial (45%) and residential (10%).
RE action plans: 
Initiatives: • Energy Planning Framework • Planting Up Scenario • Exploration of other RE sources, NEM, LSS plant, Hydro power generation plant • RE new technologies and innovation • Long-term plan for electricity tariff rate for higher renewable mix • Enhanced cross sectoral collaboration in R&D&C to develop localised technology.
RE public awareness/promotional programmes: 
From 2016 to 2020, the Government aims to provide training to 1,740 personnel through SEDA’s various training courses. These trainings will create experts in the field of biomass, biogas, mini hydro and solar PV.
Energy environmental priorities: 
the Government of Malaysia aims to build a firm foundation towards low carbon growth to augment the dire reduction of GHG thereby not only fulfilling the 45% carbon intensity reduction pledge but going beyond to join hands with the global community to achieve SDGs. The GTMP is crafted to pave the way to achieve ambitious targets come 2020 and 2030.