Progamme Schedule

for COPE-BEST 2021


28 July 2021 (Wednesday)
TimeSession Title
08:45AMProgram Briefing

COPE BEST 2021 Opening
Opening Remarks by Chair of COPE-BEST 2021: Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan – Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) & Technical Advisor (Thermal Energy), KeTSA

09:10AMCOPE-BEST 2021 Official Opening & Event Launching
09:20AMR&D Product Launching

Keynote 1: Current Status & Future Direction of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Initiatives in Malaysia.

Keynote Speaker:  Zulkiflee Umar - Deputy Director (Energy Efficiency & Conservation), Demand Side Management Unit, Energy Commission of Malaysia



10:10AMPlenary Session 1: Industrial Energy Efficiency Best Practices
  1. Gas Fuel Cogeneration – An Energy Efficiency Solution for Industries in Malaysia
    Dr. Lim Daw Yuen - Sime Darby Energy Solutions
  2. Minimise Energy, Waste and Cost Using Pinch Analysis.
    Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Zainuddin Abd Manan – UTM & Technical Advisor (Thermal Energy), KeTSA
  3. Strategic Energy Optimisation and Integration - Journey to Sustainability Excellence.
    Grace Ann Yap Su-Mei - Principal (Energy), Group Technical Solutions, Petroliam Nasional Bhd
  • Session 1 (Keynote & Plenary) Chair: Zaini Abdul Wahab - EnMS Expert, Malaysia Association of Energy Service Companies (MAESCO)
  • Co-chair: Ir. Ts. Dr. Liew Peng Yen, Malaysia Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) UTM
11:40AMNetworking with Exhibitors, Experts & Policy Makers

Lunch Break

2:00PMKeynote 2: Renewable Energy Landscape in Malaysia
Keynote Speaker: Ibrahim Ariffin - Director (Energy Analyst), Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia

  • Keynote Session Chair: Dr. Zarina Ab Muis – Director, UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre (PROSPECT)
2:30PMPlenary Session 2: Best Practices and Innovation in RE Technologies
  1. Power Generation from Treatment of POME for Local Grid at KKS Merotai - ASEAN RE Showcase
    Ir. Loh Sin Seng - Head of Biogas Operation, Sime Darby Plantation
  2. Solar PV Technology: Reliability & Quality Issues & Challenges
    Professor Ir. Dr. Nasrudin Abd Rahim - Universiti Malaya Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC)
  3. Global View on Solar Heat for Industrial Processes – from Planning to Realization.
    Christoph Brunner -  Chief Executive Officer, Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC), Austria
  4. Driving Energy Transformation - A Roadmap Towards 100% Renewable Energy
    Tham Chee Aun - Chief Executive Officer, Ditrolic Solar
  • Session 2 Chair: Emeritus Professor Ir. Dr. K S Kannan - MAESCO
  • Co-chair: Dr. Zarina Ab Muis – Director, UTM Process Systems Engineering Centre  (PROSPECT)

Networking with National/ASEAN Energy Award Winners & Experts

5:00PMClosing of Day 1


29 July 2021 (Thursday)
TimeSession Title

Plenary Session 3:  Green/Smart/Energy Efficient Buildings
Building owners, consultants, service companies, technology suppliers and inventors



10:40AMForum 1: Best Practices in Energy Efficiency & Management

  1. Adopting EnMS Standards to Achieve Business and Sustainability Goals
    Zaini Abdul Wahab - EnMS Expert, MAESCO
  2. Institutionalising Sustainable Energy Management at MoH Hospitals
    Ir. Dr. Khairul Azmy bin Kamaluddin - Senior Deputy Director (Services), Engineering Services Division, Ministry of Health (MoH), Malaysia

  3. Industrial Energy Efficiency and Management - Experience of Indonesia
    Dr. Hariyanto,  Head of Research Center for Electricity, Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
  4. Customised Energy Efficiency Strategies for New and Existing Buildings - ASEAN Energy Award Showcase
    Ir. Au Chong Hun - Director, Primetech Engineers
  • Forum Chair: Ir Al-Khairi Mohd Daud - Chief Consultant, FAQEH Management
  • Co-chair: Tan Yue Dian - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
12:10PMNetworking with National/ASEAN Energy Award Winners & Technology Providers

Lunch Break


Forum 2: Energy Project Funding Opportunities

  1. University-Industry Bridging R&D Grant
    Dr Mohd Nor Azman Hassan – Deputy Director General, Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation (MOSTI)
  2. Energy Audit Conditional Grant (EACG)
    Norazrin Bin Rupadi - Assistant Director, Energy Efficiency & Conservation Unit, Energy Commission of Malaysia
  3. Sustainable Energy Financing
    Aimi Aizreen Nasharuddin – Chief Business Officer, Malaysia Debt Ventures (MDV)
  • Forum Chair: Ar. Zulkifli Zahari - President, MAESCO
  • Co-chair: Ts. Dr. Azizul Azri Mustaffa, UTM
3:50PMParallel Pocket Talk Session

Closing of Day 2