Facts

What is small hydropower?

Small hydro is defined as the production of electricity by harnessing the power of flowing water from lakes, rivers, and streams. Small hydro is based on simple concepts. Moving water turns a turbine, the turbine spins a generator, and electricity is produced. Many other components may be in a system, but it all begins with the energy already within the moving water.

What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy produced from sources that do not deplete or can be replenished within a human’s life time. The most common examples include wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, and hydropower[1]. This is in contrast to non-renewable sources such as fossil fuels. https://www.studentenergy.org/topics/renewable-energy

What is FIT ?

This is Feed In Tariff That means that if you feed your solar power, back into the mains grid power system, you can be paid an amount per kilowatt hour, that you feed back to TNB. This is for BIPV systems that have no battery back up. You would then use TNB power all the time and you must continue to pay TNB each month for the electricity you use. It may be possible to get more from the FIT than you pay for the electricity you use. Consult your MPIA installer for more details.

What is SEDA?

The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia is a statutory body formed under the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Act 2011 [Act 726]. The key role of SEDA is to administer and manage the implementation of the feed-in tariff mechanism which is mandated under the Renewable Energy Act 2011 [Act 725]. More info : http://www.seda.gov.my/about-seda/overview-of-seda/

What are incentives for SHP schemes?