1. Meeting with INCEIF (6 November)

The International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) - a specialised university established by Bank Negara Malaysia visited the MPIA office to learn more about the Malaysian solar PV industry. The delegation consisted of Dr. Ginanjar Dewandaru (Deputy Dean of School of Graduate Studies), Mrs. Azleen Rosemy Ahmad (Researcher), Ms. Nadia Mohd Noh (Researcher) and Mr. Prachaya Suwanhirunkul (Researcher). The MPIA was made to understand that INCEIF had received a grant from KeTTHA to design a financing and investment platform for renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) projects.

2. MaGIC Innovation Lab (9 November)

The MPIA attended the ‘CER Green Energy Circle – Open Innovation Lab’ organised by the Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) at Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The MPIA was represented by President, Mr. Chin Soo Mau and Head of Secretariat Office, Mr. Lionel Yap at the half-day event. The brainstorm session required participants to present 3 problems and solutions that can be addressed by start-ups and entrepreneurs within 12 months’ time.

3. Industry Consultation Session with MITI (10 November)

The MPIA received a call from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), along with other major electric & electronic associations to attend a consultation session at MITI Tower to discuss proposed additions to the chapter pertaining to the current HS codes by China. At the meeting, MPIA was represented by President, Mr. Chin Soo Mau and Head of Secretariat Office, Mr. Lionel Yap. Most of the associations attended agreed that the proposed chapter should not be allowed as it will bring negative effects to the local manufacturing industry.

4. REGTech Sabah (13-14 November)

MPIA endorsed and attended the inaugural Renewable Energy and Greentech Sabah (REGTech Sabah) held at the Pacific Sutera Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. The MPIA was represented by Committee Member, Mr. Ong Jen Tak who also became a speaker at the conference delivering a presentation titled ‘Solar PV for Sustainable Living’.

5. TUV-MPIA Seminar (22 November)

For the first time ever, MPIA teamed up with TUV Rheinland to organise a seminar entitled ‘Solar PV Project Development in Malaysia: Project Finance & Bankability’. This seminar was organised on the 22nd November 2017 at Holiday Villa Hotel & Conference Centre Subang. Attended by 75 people in total, the event started off in the morning with a Welcome Speech from MPIA Vice President, Mr. Kong Kok King and Mr. Miguel Laburu of TUV Rheinland as the emcee. The seminar also featured many prominent speakers locally and from abroad such as Ms. Gladys Mak (SEDA Malaysia), En. Sansubari (TNBRE), Mr. Stefan Riel (Greencells), Dr. Bernarz (Munich RE), Ms. Foo Wee (OCBC Malaysia) and Mr. Tan (New Green Power). Despite a late start, the event received good response evidenced by some attendees who inisisted on attending even though they could only arrive after lunch.

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Renewable Energy For Indonesia 2017 (RE4I) | 28-29 November 2017 | Indonesia


Indonesia, with the world’s fourth largest population has an aggressive goal to increase the share of renewable energy in the country’s energy mix to 23 percent by 2025. With its overall potential to generate 788,000MW through new and renewable energy, Indonesia will serve as a model for clean energy deployment, especially for island nations, while providing a growing market for advanced renewable energy technologies worldwide.

With an expected population of 285 million by 2025, the greatest challenges of Indonesia to achieve universal electrification is their remote regions and islands that currently heavily dependent to high-cost diesel fuel that is often imported and transported over long distances.

Recognising the opportunity that Indonesia’s energy market presents, the Government is committed on its 35 GW energy plan and make power more affordable for the people throughout the country. Efforts in improving the ease of licensing, providing incentives and adjustment on feed-in-tariff are part of the initiatives of the Government in increasing the deployment of renewable energy in the country; while initiating rural electrification programs to bring electricity to more than 12,600 villages lacking on-demand access, largely from renewable resources.

The hosting of the 3rd edition of Renewable energy for Indonesia (RE4I 2017) is to provide an interactive platform for potential investors and renewable energy technologies providers to understand the market directions, opportunities and economic priorities of the Government of Indonesia on the renewable energy sector, at the same time to build potential business networks with the local authorities and industry stakeholders.

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Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia | 20-21 November 2017 | Thailand

As the demand for solar energy and investment continues to steadily grow, we are back with the 5th annual Solar and Off Grid Renewables: South East Asia your definitive guide to building successful solar, storage and microgrid businesses in the ASEAN region. Learn from 50+ speakers and network with 200+ attendees with talks from government, asset owners, IPPs, investors, lenders, developers and advisors active in the ASEAN energy market.

Senior industry professionals driving business development in Southeast Asia such as:
• Developers in Utility scale and rooftop solar, micro grids and energy storage
• Equity investors
• Local & International banks
• Manufacturers
• Utilities and other PPAs providers

• Thailand
• Malaysia
• Philippines
• Singapore
• Myanmar
• Indonesia
• Vietnam
• Cambodia
• Laos

• Market Outlook and Generation Capacity
• Investment Outlook
• Project Financing
• Infrastructure Planning
• Microgrids
• Energy Storage
• Rooftop Solar
• Rural Electrification and Off-Grid Solar
• Utility Scale Solar

15% discount for MPIA members who sign up. Book using code MPIA15 to enjoy the discount offer.

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ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 | 14-15 November 2017 | Philippines


2nd Annual ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 is the largest congress focusing on solar and energy storage market in ASEAN. It will take place in Manila, the capital of Philippines, on November 14-15, 2017.

The event is officially endorsed by Department of Energy, supported by Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association,and Philippine Solar Power Alliance.Investors over the world are gradually realizing the potentials of energy storage market in ASEAN, especially Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Participants from governments, utilities, independent energy producers, energy storage products manufacturers, consulting companies, associate as well as other related sectors are invited to together discuss applications, opportunities and challenges for solar and energy storage development in ASEAN market.

20% discount for MPIA members who sign up

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