KUALA LUMPUR, April 28 – The Sustainable Energy Development Authority (Seda) is inviting interested parties in Sabah and Labuan Federal Territory to apply for the feed-in approval (FiA) for renewable energy quota allocated for the areas. This follows the recent opening of the Seda office in Kota Kinabalu to provide additional support for renewable energy projects in Sabah and Labuan. Seda said Minister of Energy Green Technology and Water Datuk Seri Dr Maximus Johnity Ongkili recently announced that two megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) with a capacity up to 12 kilowatts (kW) per application would be allocated to individual applications.
Whereas, five MW, with a capacity of above 425 kW up to 1 MW per application, is being allocated to non-individuals. Seda said the minister also announced a separate quota allocation of five MW solar PV with a capacity of up to 200 kW per application for the community of Sabah and Labuan as well as peninsular Malaysia. It said three types of institutions are eligible under the community solar PV quota, namely, educational institutions comprising primary, secondary and non-profit mission and independent schools. It added that places of worship such as mosques, churches and temples, as well as registered welfare homes are also eligible for the community solar PV quota.Seda said interested individuals can register using the e-FiT online system on May 2 from 7 am to 2 pm and the system will immediately pre-allocate quota upon fulfillment of the online requirements.
It said commencing 4 pm on May 2, solar PV individual quota applications in Sabah and Labuan could still be submitted via the e-FiT online system with a new method called the e-FiT with New Queue System. Under this method of application, the system would go through a new queuing process and solar PV service providers are required to secure a queue number in the e-FiT online system on May 19, starting 10 am until 5 pm. The quota will allocated by the number assigned to each applicant. Seda would be organising a tutorial on the new queuing system on April 30 at its Putrajaya office.Those interested can register online at the authority’s website, www.seda.gov.my. It also reminded the applicants to engage a solar PV service provider to submit their feed-in tariff application online. As for the non-individuals, a profile set-up can be made from 4 pm on May 2- May 23, while manual submission must be done at the Putrajaya or Sabah offices from May 19-23. Meanwhile, for the community solar PV quota, a profile set-up can be made from 4 pm from May 2-May 30 and registration can be made using e-FiT online system from July 1 onwards.