Round-table discussion: TNB’s Perspective on Supporting Sustainable Program in Malaysia
PEKAN, 28 December 2021 – Malaysian Sustainable University Campus Network Universiti Malaysia Pahang (MYSUN-UMP), in collaboration with Unit Lestari UMP, convened the second series of a round-table discussion with industry, TNB Renewables Sdn. Bhd., with the topic “TNB’s Perspective on Supporting Sustainable Program in Malaysia” delivered by the Managing Director of TNB Renewables Sdn. Bhd., Ir. Mohd Yusrizal Mohd Yusof.
The round-table discussion attracted more than 90 participants from staff and students of Universiti Malaysia Pahang, industries, and the public.
The session was moderated by Aminaton Sufia Yuharmon, Assistant Research Officer of Malaysian Sustainable University Campus Network (MYSUN-UMP).
The project leader of MYSUN-UMP, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Rusllim Mohamed, in his opening speech, introduced the participants with the general background of MYSUN international grant co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of European Union as an initiative by eight Malaysian university partners and three other European universities focusing on promoting and supporting a culture of sustainability practices and energy efficiency in higher educational institute through education and awareness.
The session continued with the welcome address by the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Graduate Development Department, Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Nurul Hazlina Noordin, representing the management of UMP.
Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Nurul Hazlina emphasised the importance of the UMP community to get involved with stakeholders, especially industry and community, to work hand in hand to improve the life quality of the surrounding community through guidance listed in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) agreed by 195 nations around the world with United Nation since 2015.
The discussion began with an introductory presentation by Ir. Mohd Yusrizal Mohd Yusof on the Sustainability Development Plan of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), specifically on their expertise and capabilities across the energy sustainability value chain.
This makes TNB the one-stop centre for business sustainability partners in Malaysia.
Some of the key takeaways from this discussion include changing Malaysia’s renewables energy landscape supported by suitable regulations, innovative technology, and providing incentives for the investments and financing; encouraging the role of developing renewable energy infrastructure nationwide to meet the requirement through collaboration approach with a coalition of stakeholders; and improving the data availability, accessibility, and transparency related to the renewable energy industry.
In his closing speech, Ir. Mohd Yusrizal believed that all industry players and researchers from universities need to work together to match the supply and demand in the renewable energy ecosystem.
The collaboration will also help the parties involved to transform the growth of the renewable energy industry into another level.
By: Muhammad Aizat Azed, Research Assistant