The Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia, was charged with developing a new energy policy as part of the Tenth Malaysia Plan. The EPU asked PA to help with the year-long process of defining the new policy, including environmental governance. One of the priorities of the plan was to reduce the country’s reliance on energy imports.
PA’s work addressed all key aspects of energy supply and use in Malaysia (including environmental impact) by setting a clear direction in five policy areas: the development of a portfolio of energy supply options; a focus on improving energy efficiency among end-users; reforms to the regulation of energy markets; the re-focusing of energy subsidies to provide more targeted assistance; and a transitional strategy to allow the new reforms to be introduced in a phased and integrated manner. We also prepared an action plan covering the first 12-18 months of implementation.
The new policy developed by PA will also improve Malaysia's economic performance, enhance energy security, reduce carbon emissions and improve the delivery of social assistance.