The Energy Commission recently published the Guidelines for Solar Photovoltaic Installation Under Net Offset Virtual Aggregations (NOVA) Programme for Peninsular Malaysia, which set out the framework and requirements of the NOVA initiative of Malaysia's Net Energy Metering 3.0 Programme. Industry players have eagerly awaited such details, particularly following the introduction of virtual aggregation.
On 30 December 2020 the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources announced the introduction of the Net Energy Metering 3.0 programme (NEM 3.0). This announcement was made pursuant to the 500 megawatt quota under the previous Net Energy Metering programme being fully taken up as of 27 November 2020. NEM 3.0 introduces three new initiatives, as set out in this article.
In 2020 the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) introduced initiatives to ease the burden on construction industry players affected by the Movement Control Order. The CIDB has now announced that it is extending several of these initiatives to ease the burden on contractors that intend to register or renew their registrations with the CIDB. It seems that the CIDB's initiatives have assisted industry players; thus, their extension will likely be welcome news.
The construction sector is one of the economic sectors that is permitted to operate during the second Movement Control Order. The Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia's website recently published the standard operating procedure that companies with permission to operate during MCO 2.0 must comply with when carrying out construction works. This article discusses this standard operating procedure's key points.
Following the prime minister's announcement regarding the imposition of the Movement Control Order (MCO 2.0) in Johor, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan, Selangor, Penang and Sabah, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry issued the list of economic sectors that can operate during MCO 2.0, which includes the construction sector. The Ministry of Works subsequently issued a press statement clarifying that critical construction works can be carried out during MCO 2.0.