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National Energy Award (NEA)

The Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA) is delighted to kick-off the National Energy Award (NEA) to acknowledge the adopters of energy efficiency technology and renewable energy in driving towards Malaysia’s sustainable development aspirations.

NEA is a platform to highlight the development of ideas and best practices in driving the country’s sustainable energy sector. It is also a strategic move to promote innovation in local technology, development & research (R & D) in line with the country’s aspiration to spur energy sector as the new area for economic growth.


The award recognizes the efforts of the public and private sectors across Malaysia in energy innovation and shall manifest a positive impact to the Rakyat as well as to create awareness on a broad level across the different facets of society.

The award is intended to recognize best practices in Malaysia for local product and services as a national benchmark to drive the following values which represent the evaluation criteria:

To recognize the best implemented practices, solutions in Energy Management and Efficiency that showcase innovative, cost effective and exemplary measures.
To recognize the best implemented practices, solutions in Energy Management and Efficiency that showcase innovative, cost effective and exemplary measures.
To build the “Innovation Mind” as an important aspect in product development and research to support the Energy industry’s development agenda, lead towards commercialization.
To build the “Innovation Mind” as an important aspect in product development and research to support the Energy industry’s development agenda, lead towards commercialization.
To promote the best of local technology R&D and create a platform for public-private partnership for commercial activities in Renewable Energy.
To promote the best of local technology R&D and create a platform for public-private partnership for commercial activities in Renewable Energy.

Award Categories

Energy Efficiency (EE)

Category 1 : Energy Efficiency (EE)

This category is divided into two (2) :

  • Energy management; and
  • Energy efficiency building

This category is involving commercial and industrial building that comes various core business that have their own-way to manage their energy efficiently.

Renewable Energy (RE)

Category 2 : Renewable Energy (RE)

This category is divided into four (4) :

  • On-grid that including national and local grid;
  • Off grid that including thermal and power;
  • Cogeneration; and
  • Biofuel

This category is involving power generation from renewable sources.

Creativity & Innovation

In terms of demonstrated systems and processes influencing technologies and opportunities with potential for further development and transferability to others.

Green Energy Efficiency

Representing reduction of specific green energy consumption through general housekeeping measures, best practices, retrofitting inefficient equipment and new projects in the usage of energy.

Increase of Renewable Energy share in energy source portfolio

Use of renewable energy such as solar, wind, biomass, biogas and other cleaner energy sources and gradual reduction of dependence on non-renewable energy sources.

Economic, Social & Environmental Impact

Potential to delivering significant benefits including improvements in quality of life, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and supporting sustainable energy, in addition, to building knowledge capacity and corporate social responsibility.