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The potential and status of renewable energy development in Malaysia


Wan Abdullah, Wan Syakirah and Osman, Miszaina and Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin and Verayiah, Renuga (2019) The potential and status of renewable energy development in Malaysia. Energies, 12 (12). art. no. 2437. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1996-1073


The Malaysian Government has set an ambitious target to achieve a higher penetration of Renewable Energy (RE) in the Malaysian energy mix. To date, Malaysia has approximately 2% of its energy coming from RE generation sources compared to the total generation mix and targets achieving 20% penetration by 2025. The current energy mix for Malaysia power generation is mainly provided by natural gas and coal. The discussion will cover the traditional sources of generation including natural gas, coal and big hydro stations. In addition, the paper will cover in depth the potential of RE in the country, challenges, and opportunities in this sector. This study can give an initial evaluation of the Malaysian energy industry, especially for RE and can initiate further research and development in this area in order to support the Government target to achieve RE target of 20% by 2025.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3390/en12122437
Publisher: MDPI
Keywords: Renewable energy; Conventional energy; Malaysia; Renewable energy potential; Energy policies
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 16:21
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 16:21
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/38351
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