29th - 30th August 2022
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Message from the Organising Chair
The year 2022 marks the 5th International Sustainable Energy Summit (ISES) organised by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia and hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (KeTSA). ISES 2022 is mooted in partial of Strategic Thrust 5 of the National Renewable Energy Policy and Action Plan (NREPAP), which encompasses promotional and awareness building on sustainable energy. ISES brings together experts and thought leaders to discuss the issues related to sustainable energy as well as to address topical matters of interest.
This biennial event originally scheduled to be held in April 2020 has been rescheduled to 29th to 30th August 2022 due to the pandemic outbreak. The Authority envisions ISES 2022 to be a great platform to exchange views, experiences and aspirations of the new norms in our journey of Energy Transition coupled with the needed economic recovery strategies.
The renewable energy (RE) industry remains resilient despite the recent challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite pandemic setbacks, the transition to a cleaner energy future is underway as there are newfound opportunities and heightened awareness on the industry. As much as the past decade has been a significant milestone for SEDA Malaysia, the coming years bring with it more challenges and greater responsibilities.
The 5th ISES 2022 will witness intellectual and strategic discussions on actions and interventions towards achieving the Government’s aspirational RE target of 31% by 2025 and 40% by 2035 in the national installed capacity mix. It will also discuss issues underpinning the theme Empowering Energy Transition from the perspectives of technology, business models, financing, government policies and will include sessions on exploring digital innovation in the electricity system and fostering urban development of low carbon cities in the energy transition.
According to the World Economic Forum: “Climate talks will fail without young people’s voices”. I’m pleased to share that for the first time ever, SEDA Malaysia shall be introducing a deep-dive workshop (DDW) dedicated to youth empowerment in the energy transition agenda. Some of the DDWs are in alignment with the publication of the Malaysia Renewable Energy Roadmap (MyRER) which accelerates the energy transition agenda especially in the implementation of post COVID-19 economic recovery measures. This year will also see a bigger exhibition setup for the summit whereby SEDA Malaysia aims to showcase par excellence partners in the RE industry. Additionally, this summit will also continue to be a platform for the gathering of Malaysian corporate leaders, policy makers, industry players, think tanks and practitioners from the public and private sectors as well as civil society.
I trust this summit will set the momentum to drive sustainable energy development in the region and to further enhance national energy security and strengthen climate mitigation efforts. SEDA Malaysia is well aware of the vital role we play in shaping the future of energy in the country. The outlook for the sustainable energy industry remains cautiously optimistic but the prospects are bright as the world steps up its energy transition efforts to address climate change and greenhouse gas emission issues. Against this backdrop, I look forward to your participation in this 5th ISES 2022.
At this juncture, I wish to thank the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, esteemed keynote panelists and speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, endorsers, media partners and the SEDA Malaysia team, who have committed their resources in the furtherance of Malaysia‘s sustainable energy agenda.
Dato’ Hamzah bin Hussin,
Organising Chair 5th ISES 2022
CEO, SEDA Malaysia