SEDA should ensure effective implementation of current Feed-In-Tariff policy before asking for the electricity tariff for the Renewable Energy Fund to be increased from 1% to 2%

Joint Media Statement, Dr. Ong Kian Ming and Tony Pua, in Kuala Lumpur on the 19th of September, 2013

It was reported last month, August 2013, that the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) is seeking another 1% increase in the electricity tariff from the current 1% for all consumers who use more than 300kWh per month.[1] This increase, according to SEDA, is to facilitate the release of more Renewable Energy quotas for the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) which allows quota holders who have renewable energy installations to sell back electricity into the grid.

Before seeking to impose new financial burdens on the consumer, SEDA needs to demonstrate that it is capable of successfully rolling out its current plans. The current performance of SEDA has been far from satisfactory as evidenced by the following examples:

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