1. Meeting with UBM (8 May)
MPIA met UBM to discuss a possible collaboration in the upcoming ASEAN M&E event for 2018. Among the matters discussed were the possibilities of MPIA selling exhibition space to solar companies and organising a solar conference during the event. Discussions are still ongoing between both parties at the moment. The MPIA hopes to arrive at a win-win situation with UBM that will benefit MPIA members.one of the supporting organisations for EPRE, MPIA was invited by the Malaysian Exhibition Services (MES) to participate in EPRE press conference session organised at New Straits Times Head Office in Bangsar. MPIA was represented by the then Secretary, Mr. Lionel Yap and Treasurer, Mr. Hatim Salleh to answer questions from the media. Also present were Mr. Alun Jones, the General Manager of MES and Ir. Chee Shee Fuee, the President of The Electrical & Electronics Association of Malaysia (TEEAM).
2. Solar PV Systems Essential Training - Batch 5 (4-5 May)
MPIA’s best-selling class is back again for the 5th time. This time around, a gathering of 7 students attended the course, which was conducted by MPIA’s Honorary Member, Dr. Lim Boon Han. Held at the Selangor Human Resource Development Centre (SHRDC), the 2 days’ training course taught participants the basics of a solar PV system. Overall, participants were happy with the class and gave good feedback for the course. participated in its first exhibition event of the year in KL Convention Centre. The 3 days’ event received good response from visitors and exhibitors with many big companies such as national utility company, TNB and Longi who made their presence felt. As always MPIA had taken this opportunity to recruit new members and promote its training program to the prospective companies and the public in general.
3. Meeting with TUV Rheinland (8 May)
Mr. Miguel Laburu came from Singapore to meet with the MPIA to discuss the possibilities of organising seminars together. Among the matters discussed were standards adjustment for tropical climate regions and TUV organising solar PV power plants seminar for owners focus on quality (such as good and bad practices) and performance (such as impact of weather and temperature on performance). TUV also invited the MPIA to collaborate and organise a risk management seminar for PV plant in November this year.
4. Meeting with ABM Utara (8 May)
As the only Akademi Binaan Malaysia (ABM) branch that offer training on solar, ABM Utara approached MPIA for possible training collaboration. Among the matters discussed were ABM’s offer to supply their students to work at MPIA members’ companies under their ‘On Job Training (OJT)’ and ‘Job Placement’ program.
BR Asia Group – publisher of Energy Malaysia magazine had conducted an interview at MPIA office to gather material for their upcoming issue. Among the issue discussed were the challenges faced by the solar industry players and the journey of Malaysian solar PV industry throughout the years. The interview will be published in May issue of Energy Malaysia.
5. Follow Up Meeting with BSW (11 May)
BSW representative, Dr. Matthias Eichelbroenner visited MPIA office as a follow up meeting to the video call on 25 April. Among the things discussed were the funding sources to enable the joint study between BSW and MPA and formulating a good strategy for the cooperation.and TNB met and discussed about the late payment issue faced by customers of MPIA members. TNB was represented by En. Hashim Ahmad Turki and En. Dafit. During the discussion, MPIA was informed by TNB regarding the causes of late payment and both sides agreed to work together to resolve the issue.
6. Interview with Bernama (12 May)
Bernama Newswire interviewed MPIA President, Mr. Chin Soo Mau at MPIA Office on 12 May 2017. Topics discussed included the history and growth of solar energy in Malaysia, current programs including Large Scale Solar (LSS), Net Energy Metering (NEM) and self-consumption,as well as MPIA’s suggestions to the Government (e.g. individual tax rebates for solar installations).representative, Dr. Matthias Eichelbroenner visited MPIA office as a follow up meeting to the video call on 25 April. Among the things discussed were the funding sources to enable the joint study between BSW and MPA and formulating a good strategy for the cooperation.and TNB met and discussed about the late payment issue faced by customers of MPIA members. TNB was represented by En. Hashim Ahmad Turki and En. Dafit. During the discussion, MPIA was informed by TNB regarding the causes of late payment and both sides agreed to work together to resolve the issue.
7. MPIA High Tea Reception - Q1 2017 (17 May)
MPIA organised its first high tea reception of the year on 17 May. Held for the first time at Royale Bintang at The Curve in Petaling Jaya, Huawei sponsored the event with guest speaker, Pn. Azimah from ST presenting and answering questions from members of the floor on Large Scale Solar (LSS) program. The event was a huge success with many members expressing their satisfaction on how the event was organised. The next MPIA high tea is scheduled to be in July 2017.Newswire interviewed MPIA President, Mr. Chin Soo Mau at MPIA Office on 12 May 2017. Topics discussed included the history and growth of solar energy in Malaysia, current programs including Large Scale Solar (LSS), Net Energy Metering (NEM) and self-consumption,as well as MPIA’s suggestions to the Government (e.g. individual tax rebates for solar installations).
8. Solartech Indonesia (17-19 May)
As part of our effort to go regional, MPIA went to Jakarta to participate in Solartech Indonesia held in Jakarta International Expo in Jakarta. During the 3 days’ event, the MPIA was officially represented by Dr. Sulaiman Shaari (Vice President II), Mr. Michael Leong (Committee Member) and En. Muhamad Faiz (Field Administrator). The event gave MPIA a glimpse into the magnitude of the Indonesian market. MPIA had a presence at the event through the exhibition and conference. There were many companies taking up exhibition space with half of the hall being occupied by companies from China alone. Apart from that, there were also China, Singapore and Taiwan pavilions at the event. Some notable exhibitors include the likes of Jinko Solar, Trina Solar, Longi, SMA and Canadian Solar. On the conference side, MPIA was represented by Dr. Sulaiman Shaari who was an invited speaker and Mr. Michael Leong who attended as a conference delegate. When presenting his paper titled ‘Sustainable Solar Energy Development – Building Competency’, Dr. Sulaiman also mentioned and promoted the MPIA among the delegates.
8. Interview from Ministry of Higher Education (24 May)
Researchers from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) – Ms. Ainin & Ms. Lela came to the MPIA office to conduct an interview with the Head of Secretariat Office, Mr. Lionel Yap. The topic of the interview revolved around event greening and MPIA’s past experience attending renewable energy events.
Asia Power Week (19-21 September 2017)
Covering every aspect of the power generation industry, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia converge once more in 2017, to form Asia Power Week for the 25th anniversary edition. Attracting over 8.000 delegates and attendees from more than 85 countries across Asia and around the world, it is the industry's premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy and power finance industries.
As a Supporting Association, MPIA is offering its members an exclusive 20% discount off the registration price as part of the Supporting Association Delegate Rate. For further information, please visit http://bit.ly/2jwfUnC
PLUS, as an MPIA member you can save 10% on the Exhibition Space Rate, enabling your organisation to exhibit at Asia Power Week 2017 at a reduced rate. Please email AnastasiaE@Pennwell.com with the title 'Asia Power Week - MPIA 10% Exhibit Discount' for more information.
EU PVSEC (25-29 September 2017)
EU PVSEC is the most important international conference for the photovoltaics sector. For more than 30 years, it has been serving as the annual meeting point for PV experts from research, development and the industry.
Technological innovations, the latest findings in research, strategies, and economical as well as political framework conditions - the future of photovoltaics will be shaped by a unique alliance between research, industry, and politics at EU PVSEC.
The quality of this event's program is unrivaled throughout the world - a fact which is ensured every single year by the Scientific Committee comprising roughly 180 international photovoltaics experts. At last year's 32nd EU PVSEC more than 5,000 authors and co-authors from 90 countries around the world were involved in preparing abstracts for suggested contributions. 1.053 keynote, plenary, oral and visual presentations and 70 presentations for several parallel events were held during EU PVSEC. The EU PVSEC Conference program is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre. The upcoming EU PVSEC will take place from 25 - 29 September 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Submit your Late Abstracts!
Contribute to the EU PVSEC 2017 Conference Programme by submitting your abstracts and be part of the world's leading specialist PV Solar Conference.
Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) 2017 (24-26 October 2017)
Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is Asia’s leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance supported by leading government agencies, research institutes and industry in Singapore. ACES provide a common platform for thought leaders in both the public and private sector to collaborate on critical issues and opportunities in harnessing clean energy for the future. ACES shares Singapore’s vision to be a clean energy hub for Asia and provides a platform where innovative clean energy solutions are shared. The ACES exhibition creates a marketplace for companies to showcase latest technologies and solution
Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia (20-21 November 2017)
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
• Utilities and other PPAs providers
• Market Outlook and Generation Capacity
• Investment Outlook
• Project Financing
• Infrastructure Planning
• 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.