PHOTO - Peter Cave, country president, Schneider Electric Malaysia.
Malaysian businesses must adopt energy management solutions especially in the light of the new electric tariffs from the country's power supplier Tenaga Nasional, said energy management solutions firm Schneider Electric,
"The increased electricity rate makes it critical for businesses to make the most of their energy in order to reduce costs and manage their bottom line," said Schneider Electric Malaysia country president Peter Cave. "The new electricity tariff, which was passed by the Malaysian government, sees national power producer Tenaga Nasional increase rates by as much as 2.23 sen (74 US cents) per kilowatt hour from 1 June. An additional 1 percent imposed on the monthly bill will go towards the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) to promote the renewable energy uses."
"Malaysia is one of the highest consumers of energy in the region," said Cave. "With the new increase to the electricity tariffs, this can cause a tremendous burden on companies of all sizes."
He said businesses could save up to 30 percent of their electricity bills, while at the same time minimise the impact of future energy costs. "To help businesses make the most of their energy, Schneider Electric uses a four-step process to ensure that business meets both its short- and long-term efficiency goals: measurement of energy; fixing the basics with low energy devices and insulation materials; automation by optimising systems such as lighting; and monitor, maintain and improve energy efficiency with software, maintenance services and remote monitoring systems."
"Schneider Electric offers a free e-learning website called 'Energy University' for businesses to learn more about energy efficiency concepts and best practices," said Cave.
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