8th November 2018
IEM - ST Awareness Half Day Seminar on MEPS for Motors


Date: 8th November 2018
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: Grand Paragon Hotel, Johor Bahru
Speakers: Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Gobbi Ramasamy, Mr. Norazrin Bin Rupadi, Ms. Wan Hashimah Wan Salleh

Jointly organised by Electrical Engineering Technical Division, IEM, IEM Southern Branch & Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission Malaysia), in collaboration with International Copper Association Southeast Asia.

BEM Approved CPD/PDP hours: 3
Ref. No.: IEM18/HQ/458/S


Industrialisation and modernisation has spread rapidly among Asian countries, including Malaysia. Consequently, this implies increasing energy use and increasing emissions from factories, power plants, and automobiles, leading to environmental problems. Motors are widely used and account for a large share in industrial electricity consumption. Hence, the energy performance of these motors has a significant impact on the total electricity consumed.

Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission Malaysia) has established the Demand Side Management Unit under the Energy Management & Industry Development Department to promote and regulate energy efficiency (electrical) in Malaysia. On 3rd May 2013, the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water Malaysia has gazetted the implementation and enforcement of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for electrical equipment which must satisfy both the MEPS safety and performance requirements.

The introduction of MEPS ensures that the inefficient motors do not enter the local market and greatly helps to increase the market share of High Efficiency Motors (HEMs). Furthermore, financial incentives and regulatory policies are also established to achieve energy conservation and emission reduction targets.

IEM Electrical Engineering Technical Division, IEM Penang Branch & Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission Malaysia) have co-organised “IEM-ST Awareness Seminar on Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) For Motors” in collaboration with International Copper Association which will focus on informing participants about the overview of MEPS guidelines for High Efficiency Motors (HEMs). This seminar will bring together industry experts, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, plant owners, developers, engineering firms, and academic institutions, to benefit from large group gathering and focusing on the discussion of efficient energy management and waste reduction.

Speaker's Information

Ir. Dr. Gobbi has a Ph.D. from Multimedia University Malaysia in the area of torque control of switched reluctance motors. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Technology Malaysia and his Master’s degree in Technology Management from the National University of Malaysia. He is an associate professor in faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia. He is also a consultant providing solutions for many problems associated to electric motors and drives system for various industries. He has published more than 70 technical papers in international journals, conferences and magazines. He is a corporate member of the IEM, a professional engineer registered to BEM, Electric Energy Manager Registered to Energy Commission, Malaysia, and a Senior Member of IEEE, US.

Mr. Norazrin has 8 years’ experience involvement in Energy Management and Energy Efficiency. Prior working with Suruhanjaya Tenaga, He is an Executive in Private Energy Management Consultant company before starting his career with Suruhanjaya Tenaga in 2011. Work expertise including Energy Efficiency Project evaluation, Energy Management & Energy Efficiency implementation action plan and Development of Energy Efficiency criteria for Electrical Appliances under Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS). He is also a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional by The Association of Energy Engineers, International Performance Measurement and Verification Protocol (IPMVP).

Wan Hashimah Wan Salleh has served in various industries and division in MIDA since 1995. Between 2007 and 2009, during her tenure as Director of MIDA Penang State office, she was responsible in assisting investors (both domestic and foreign) in relation to various aspect of investing operations such as site selection, liaison with the state and federal agencies, utilities providers until post licencing activities. Subsequently Ms. Wan Hashimah went on to serve in few divisions such as FDI Div Europe, Building Technology and Lifestyle, Healthcare, Education and Hospitality, Incentive Coordination and Collaboration Office (ICCO) Division. She is currently the Director of Green Technology Division, MIDA. Ms Wan Hashimah graduated from MARA University of Technology (UiTM) with Bachelor (Hon.) in Business Studies, major in Marketing.

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