Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 10th of March, 2015
I congratulate the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) for successfully conducting their 2nd open ballot for the allocation of FiT quotas for Solar PVs <425kW for non-individuals yesterday, the 9th of March, 2015 at the Everly Hotel. The balloting, which was conducted by Deputy Minister for Energy, Green Technology and Water, Dato’ Seri Mahdzir bin Khalid, and was audited by Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services Sdn Bhd with observors from the National Audit Department and the Malaysian Institute of Integrity. Many of the Solar PV companies which put in applications for the FiT quota were also present to witness the balloting process. A total of 20MW of FiT quotas were awarded, 16MW in Peninsular Malaysia and 4MW in Sabah.
However, SEDA did not announce the allocation of FiT quotas for Solar PVs >425kW to 1MW for non-individuals at yesterday’s open ballot. Last year, SEDA had told industry players that applications for the FiT quota >425kW to 1MW would be evaluated by SEDA using a merit point system. In the same presentation last year, SEDA also said that if there were any ties in the number of points scored by the applicants, a similar open ballot would be conducted yesterday for the FiT quotas above 425kW (See Appendix 1 below). But sadly, no such ballot was conducted yesterday.