Malaysia sets new goal of 20% clean energy generation by 2030

Published onSeptember 26, 2018

The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry has set a target of 20% of the country’s electricity to be generated from renewable sources by 2030, an increase from 2% currently. Minister Yeo Bee Yin said her ministry is having a series of meeting to ensure the national grid is prepared to cater for this renewable energy generation mix, as well as to study the policies to meet its target. “I am very confident (that) the target is definitely achievable by 2030. However, I want to stress that we must not take priority over energy affordability only for the renewable energy (RE) target, it must be a balance between how affordable the electricity versus our adoption of RE,” she told a press conference after officiating the 22nd Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (Cepsi) 2018 here today. Yeo is confident Malaysia’s Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) transformation programme such as future generation — RE and green energy, grid of the future — that enhance customer experience initiatives, will propel the country, going forward.