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Title: The Impact of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) Regulation on Electricity Saving in Malaysia
Authors: Salleh, S.F. 
Roslan, M.E. 
Mohd Isa, A. 
Basri Nair, M.F. 
Salleh, S.S. 
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: One of Malaysia's key strategies to promote efficient energy use in the country is to implement the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) through the Electricity Regulations (Amendment) 2013. Five selected electrical appliances (refrigerator, air conditioner, television, domestic fans and lamp fittings) must comply with MEPS requirement in order to be sold in Malaysian market. Manufacturers, importers or distributors are issued Certificate of Approval (COA) if products are MEPS-compliant. In 2015, 1,215 COAs were issued but the number of MEPS products in the market is unknown. This work collects sales data from major manufacturers to estimate the annual sales of MEPS appliances and the cumulative electricity consumption and electricity saving. It was found that most products sold have 3-star rating and above. By year 2015, total cumulative electricity savings gained from MEPS implementation is 3,645 GWh, with air conditioner being the highest contributor (30%). In the future, it is recommended that more MEPS products and related incentives be introduced to further improve efficiency of energy use in Malaysia. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/341/1/012022
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