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Implementation of Feed-in Tariff Mechanism

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Description

Overview
Sector Agriculture, Buildings, Industry, Waste
Focus area Energy efficiency, Energy efficiency(residential), Energy efficiency (public and commercial)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2011
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 4700 mln
Financing requested
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Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support
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Contact Ms. Catherine Ridu
Objective:

The objective of the NAMA is to implement a Feed-in tariff Mechanism in Malaysia.

Activities: (2011 - 2041)
The Renewable Energy Act (Act 725), which was gazetted and came into force in 2011, ushered in the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme which was aimed at augmenting the share of RE in the power generation fuel mix from indigenous RE sources, so as to enhance national electricity supply security and sustainable socio-economic development.

Under this mitigation action which provides a legal framework for grid-connected RE generation, Distribution Licensees (licensed electricity distribution entities) are obliged to purchase from Feed-in Approval Holders (individuals or companies who hold feed-in approval certificates issued by SEDA Malaysia) the electricity generated from eligible renewable sources at the respective set FiT rates and for specific durations.

The renewable sources eligible under the FiT scheme are biogas (agroindustrial waste and landfill gas), biomass (agrowaste and municipal solid waste), small hydropower, solar photovoltaic and geothermal. It is stipulated that these must be indigenous renewable sources and must not be imported from other countries.

The geographical regions covered by the scheme include Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and the Federal Territory of Labuan. Sarawak does not participate in the scheme as it has its own system of electricity regulation.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 113.341 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

The scheme targets to achieve total approved RE capacity for grid connection to reach 2,080 MW generating 11.3 GWh/year, accounting for 11% of total electricity generation in 2020 as stipulated under the National Renewable Energy Policy and Action Plan 2010."The scheme targets to achieve total approved RE capacity for grid connection to reach 2,080 MW generating 11.3 GWh/year, accounting for 11% of total electricity generation in 2020 as stipulated under the National Renewable Energy Policy and Action Plan 2010." cannot be used as a page name in this wiki.

Co-benefits:

Social: * direct access of RE to the grid
  • lower prices
  • skilled workforce
Economic: * job creation
Environmental: * reduced consumption of fossil fuels

MRV Framework:

MRV indictors include:

  • Total approved feed-in capacities (MW)
  • Total commissioned and operational capacities (MW)
  • Total revoked, refused and surrendered applications (MW)
  • Total actual RE electricity generated by Feed-in Approval Holders and supplied to the grid as submitted by Distribution Licensees to SEDA Malaysia (kWh)