1. Task Force Team on Solar PV Self- Consumption Guideline (6 September)Meeting  with UBM (8 May)

The MPIA formed a task force to study the requirements for Power System Study (PSS) and SCADA monitoring systems under the recently launched Self-Consumption program. The members of this task force consists of leading industry experts selected to give the MPIA an impartial technical assessment on this matter. The members of the task force are Ahmad Shadzli bin Abdul Wahab (Current Advisor & former MPIA President), Prof. Ir. Dr. Vigna Kumaran a/l Ramachandaramurthy (Senior lecturer at UNITEN), Dato’ Ir. Dr. Ali Askar bin Sher Mohamad (Managing Director of Sher Engineering Sdn Bhd and former COO of SEDA Malaysia), Dr. Ahmad Maliki Omar (Head of Energy Research Centre at UiTM), Ir. Roger Wong (Managing Director of MH Technology Sdn Bhd) and Ir. Shan Suleiman (Managing Director of SSM Associates Sdn Bhd).

2. Industrial Advisory Panel (20 September)

The MPIA Head of Secretariat Office, Mr. Lionel Yap received the honour to be appointed to UNITEN’s Industrial Advisory Panel (IAP) for its Postgraduate Program in Business. The MPIA aspires to venture into the education sector to help ensure that the curriculum at the university level meets the current industry needs.

3. SEDA GCPV Seminar (25 September)

SEDA Malaysia, together with the MPIA have teamed up to organise a seminar for Grid Connected Photovoltaic (GCPV) designers. MPIA was represented by President Mr. Chin Soo Mau who presented the industry perspective on the implementation of NEM & LSS program. Two MPIA members also became speakers – Mr. John Hng from JJ-Lapp and Mr. Tan Pi Hua from Pöyry Energy. The former talked about the importance of quality of the electrical connections in project implementation and the latter shared his experience on Large Scale Solar implementations overseas.

4. Courtesy Visit to MIDA (27 September)

MPIA visited MIDA to introduce the current Committee line-up as part of our effort to continuously engage with government agencies on solar PV matters. The visit started off with the brief introduction of the MPIA’s background followed by discussions on the Green Investment Tax Allowance (GITA) and the Green Income Tax Exemption (GITE) matters. The MPIA also put forward concerns regarding the lack of utilisation of local engineering services especially for the implementation of the Large Scale Solar (LSS) program and the changes in the GITA requirement. MIDA was receptive to the issues raised and suggested the issue to be escalated to the ministerial level.

5. Meeting with FMM (28 September)

The MPIA, represented by Mr. Lionel Yap (Head of the Secretariat Office) and Mr. Ong (Committee on Membership & Events) met with the FMM Membership Division to discuss a possible event collaboration with the FMM. With over 3,000 members consisting mainly of factory owners, MPIA felt that the implementation of solar power generation could be of mutual benefit if it were promoted to both FMM and MPIA members.

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Asia Power Week (19-21 September 2017)

Covering every aspect of the power generation industry, POWER-GEN Asia and Renewable Energy World Asia converge once more in 2017, to form Asia Power Week for the 25th anniversary edition. Attracting over 8.000 delegates and attendees from more than 85 countries across Asia and around the world, it is the industry's premier conference and exhibition dedicated to the power generation, renewable and alternative energy and power finance industries.

As a Supporting Association, MPIA is offering its members an exclusive 20% discount off the registration price as part of the Supporting Association Delegate Rate. For further information, please visit

PLUS, as an MPIA member you can save 10% on the Exhibition Space Rate, enabling your organisation to exhibit at Asia Power Week 2017 at a reduced rate. Please email with the title 'Asia Power Week - MPIA 10% Exhibit Discount' for more information.

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EU PVSEC (25-29 September 2017)

EU PVSEC is the most important international conference for the photovoltaics sector. For more than 30 years, it has been serving as the annual meeting point for PV experts from research, development and the industry.

Technological innovations, the latest findings in research, strategies, and economical as well as political framework conditions - the future of photovoltaics will be shaped by a unique alliance between research, industry, and politics at EU PVSEC.

The quality of this event's program is unrivaled throughout the world - a fact which is ensured every single year by the Scientific Committee comprising roughly 180 international photovoltaics experts. At last year's 32nd EU PVSEC more than 5,000 authors and co-authors from 90 countries around the world were involved in preparing abstracts for suggested contributions. 1.053 keynote, plenary, oral and visual presentations and 70 presentations for several parallel events were held during EU PVSEC. The EU PVSEC Conference program is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre. The upcoming EU PVSEC will take place from 25 - 29 September 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Contribute to the EU PVSEC 2017 Conference Programme by submitting your abstracts and be part of the world's leading specialist PV Solar Conference.

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Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) 2017 (24-26 October 2017)

Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is Asia’s leading event focusing on clean energy technology, policy and finance supported by leading government agencies, research institutes and industry in Singapore. ACES provide a common platform for thought leaders in both the public and private sector to collaborate on critical issues and opportunities in harnessing clean energy for the future. ACES shares Singapore’s vision to be a clean energy hub for Asia and provides a platform where innovative clean energy solutions are shared. The ACES exhibition creates a marketplace for companies to showcase latest technologies and solution

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2nd Annual ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017(14-15 November 2017)

2nd Annual ASEAN Solar + Energy Storage Congress & Expo 2017 is the largest congress focusing on solar and energy storage market in ASEAN. It will take place in Manila, the capital of Philippines, on November 14-15, 2017.

The event is officially endorsed by Department of Energy, supported by Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association,and Philippine Solar Power Alliance.Investors over the world are gradually realizing the potentials of energy storage market in ASEAN, especially Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Participants from governments, utilities, independent energy producers, energy storage products manufacturers, consulting companies, associate as well as other related sectors are invited to together discuss applications, opportunities and challenges for solar and energy storage development in ASEAN market.

20% discount for MPIA members who sign up

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Solar & Off-Grid Renewables Southeast Asia (20-21 November 2017)

As the demand for solar energy and investment continues to steadily grow, we are back with the 5th annual Solar and Off Grid Renewables: South East Asia your definitive guide to building successful solar, storage and microgrid businesses in the ASEAN region. Learn from 50+ speakers and network with 200+ attendees with talks from government, asset owners, IPPs, investors, lenders, developers and advisors active in the ASEAN energy market.

Senior industry professionals driving business development in Southeast Asia such as:
• Developers in Utility scale and rooftop solar, micro grids and energy storage
• Equity investors
• Local & International banks
• Manufacturers
• Utilities and other PPAs providers

• Thailand
• Malaysia
• Philippines
• Singapore
• Myanmar
• Indonesia
• Vietnam
• Cambodia
• Laos

• Market Outlook and Generation Capacity
• Investment Outlook
• Project Financing
• Infrastructure Planning
• Microgrids
• Energy Storage
• Rooftop Solar
• Rural Electrification and Off-Grid Solar
• Utility Scale Solar

15% discount for MPIA members who sign up. Book using code MPIA15 to enjoy the discount offer.

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