Progress of feed-in tariff in Malaysia: A year after

Firdaus Muhammad Sukki, Siti Hawa Binti Abu Bakar, Abu Bakar Munir, Siti Hajar Mohd Yasin, Roberto Ramirez-Iniguez, Scott McMeekin, Brian Stewart

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Malaysia enacted the Renewable Energy Act in April 2011. One of its important components is the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme—launched in December 2011. The scheme is managed and administered by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) of Malaysia. This paper analyses the impact of the FiT mechanism in Malaysia a year after its implementation; particularly on the installation and economical aspects. First, the history of the scheme is presented before summarising the application process for the scheme. Next, a detailed evaluation on the implication of the scheme is discussed. Some of the key findings from the analysis include: (i) the uptake for renewable energy installations has been extremely high, particularly for solar photovoltaic installation; (ii) the foreign and domestic direct investment related to renewable sectors have increased significantly; (iii) more ‘green’ jobs have been created, particularly in the manufacturing and installation sectors, and (iv) there are plans to include wind and thermal energy in the FiT scheme. It can be concluded that the FiT scheme in Malaysia has produced significant impact during the first year of its implementation. With a proper monitoring by SEDA and more awareness among the people, renewable energy will most likely flourish in Malaysia.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618–625
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume67
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Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

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Muhammad Sukki, F., Abu Bakar, S. H. B., Munir, A. B., Yasin, S. H. M., Ramirez-Iniguez, R., McMeekin, S., & Stewart, B. (2014). Progress of feed-in tariff in Malaysia: A year after. Energy Policy, 67, 618–625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.044
Muhammad Sukki, Firdaus ; Abu Bakar, Siti Hawa Binti ; Munir, Abu Bakar ; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd ; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto ; McMeekin, Scott ; Stewart, Brian. / Progress of feed-in tariff in Malaysia: A year after. In: Energy Policy. 2014 ; Vol. 67. pp. 618–625.
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Muhammad Sukki, F, Abu Bakar, SHB, Munir, AB, Yasin, SHM, Ramirez-Iniguez, R, McMeekin, S & Stewart, B 2014, 'Progress of feed-in tariff in Malaysia: A year after', Energy Policy, vol. 67, pp. 618–625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2013.12.044

Progress of feed-in tariff in Malaysia: A year after. / Muhammad Sukki, Firdaus; Abu Bakar, Siti Hawa Binti; Munir, Abu Bakar; Yasin, Siti Hajar Mohd; Ramirez-Iniguez, Roberto; McMeekin, Scott; Stewart, Brian.

In: Energy Policy, Vol. 67, 04.2014, p. 618–625.

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