NEWS

January & February 2018

1. FMM Courtesy Visit (12 January)

The The MPIA visited the Headquarters of Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) in Bandar Sri Damansara, Petaling Jaya for the first time to establish a working relationship with the body. The MPIA was represented by President (Chin Soo Mau), Secretary (Hatim Salleh), Committee Member (Edmund Loo, Michael Leong and David Khoo) and Head of Secretariat Office (Lionel Yap). Representing FMM was President (Dato’ Soh Thian Lai), Vice President (Dato’ Nathan K Suppiah) and CEO (Dr. Yeoh Oon Tean).  Meeting started with presentation from both sides followed by discussion of possible areas of collaboration. Among others, both sides agreed to work together on solar training and collaborate in organising workshop on solar program to FMM members.

2. Meeting with ST (5 February)

The MPIA met up with Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST) in Putrajaya to discuss about the Solar PV Self-Consumption (SELCO) proposal put forward by MPIA last year. The proposal itself being the result of an industry dialogue session organised by MPIA in October 2017. The meeting starts with presentation from MPIA explaining the key parts of the proposal including requirement for Power System Study (PSS) and SCADA monitoring systems and protection measures for the solar installation. Discussion was fruitful with ST agreeing to study the proposal and planning to get input from TNB regarding the matter. As self-consumption program is of significance important to many MPIA members, MPIA will keep having continuous discussion with ST to see the matters through.

3. MPIA High Tea (6 February)

The MPIA organised its first High Tea of the year at Royale Chulan The Curve Hotel. This time around, the event features guest speaker from SEDA Malaysia (Dr. Wei-nee Chen), JA Solar (Ms. Elva Wang & Mr. Benjamin Mun) and MATRADE (Ms. Marina Yusof). The event was a success with over 50 attendees present. The MPIA had taken this opportunity to inform members regarding sponsorship opportunities at the upcoming International Sustainable Energy Summit (ISES) which will take place from 10-11 April in Kuching, Sarawak. The event ended at 4.30pm with token of appreciation being given out to invited speakers.

4. Korean Embassy Visit (7 February)

The MPIA was visited by delegation from the Korean Embassy who would like to know more about the state of solar PV industry in Malaysia. The delegation members were Ms. Jocelyn Tan (Energy and Infrastructure Advisor), Ms. Oh Youjin (Assistant Director at Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)) and Mr. Mohd Fazlan Yusoff (Trade Consultant at Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)).

5. Meeting with MIDA (13 February)

The MPIA had a meeting with the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in MIDA Sentral, Kuala Lumpur as part of our effort to have continuous dialogue with relevant government agencies. Present at the meeting session were personnel from Green Technology Division which are Pn. Wan Hashimah Wan Salleh (Director), Pn. Zabidah Daud (Senior Deputy Director), Mr. Shahzul Jayawirawan Mohd Yunus (Deputy Director) and Mr. Derrick Tanggapan (Assistant Director).

6. Meeting with SIRIM (14 February)

A delegation from SIRIM QAS International visited MPIA office to introduce more about the solar testing facilities currently being offered by SIRIM. The delegation were led by Azmi bin Musa (Head of Business & Customer Support of Testing Section), Sharifah Jusoh (Head of Electrical & Electronics 2 Section) and Azizi Ahmad (Senior Executive of Business & Customer Support Section). Apart from being informed about the range of services offered by SIRIM, the MPIA had taken this opportunity to moot the idea of SIRIM providing field testing & inspection services to the local players as this type of services is non-existent in Malaysia right now.

 

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