Centre for Education, Training and Research in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CETREE),
Suite 125, EUREKA Complex, USM 11800 Penang
Centre for Education, Training and Research in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CETREE) started its operational on 2nd October 2000 and was official launch on 29 July 2002.
CETREE was formed from the discussion and collaboration between goverment of Malaysia and Denmark in the areas of renewable energy starting from the early 90’s. From the feedback, the two goverment agreed that Malaysia should formed a centre which main objective are to educate and to trained in giving awareness and knowledge about renewable energy and energy efficiency to the people of Malaysia from proffesionals, teachers, university students and others.
From the early agreement,on behalf of the goverment of Malaysia, Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication (before was called Ministry Energy, Communication and Multimedia) and Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Deparment have signed an agreement with goverment of Denmark (the goverment of Denmark was repressented by the Danish Cooperation for Environment and Development –DANCED). Through this aggrement, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was appointed to take the task for building up the centre. USM was selected as it have all the facilities, specialist and many more.The goverment of Denmark granted fund for CETREE (for 30 months) beginning October 2000 until 2003. The goverment of Denmark also extended it’s fund until Mac 2004.
Starting from April 2004 until today, CETREE funding are being allocated by the government of Malaysia through Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication. From the beginning of starting up CETREE until today, CETREE has succesfully manage activities and prgrammes related to renewable energy and energy efficiency. From schools to university, professionals, media and all the community of Malaysia, CETREE has been known to them.
Centre for Education, Training and Research in Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) or known as CETREE is formed under 8th Malaysian Plan. Formerly, CETREE was located at the School of Physics, USM. CETREE later acquired its new premises at the EUREKA Complex where it is strategically located in USM.
Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication (MEWC), USM, Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Higher Education
The Ministry of Energy, Water and Communication (MEWC) is the executing agency whereas USM, Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Higher Education are the implementing agencies.
CETREE’s main objective is to enhance awareness on RE and EE in Malaysia. In order to achieve that, CETREE improves and increases its energy learning program in primary and secondary schools, universities and among the energy professionals as well as disseminating information on RE and EE to the general public.
CETREE has identified four target groups for its information and training activities:
- Primary and Secondary Schools
- General Public
These activities are designed and structured in such a way to address each target group.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency:
Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) play a prominent role in the 8th Malaysian Plan. The use of RE as the fifth fuel of Malaysia will be intensified during the coming years to supplement the conventional energy sources such as oil and gas. RE such as biomass, biogas, solar energy, municipal waste and mini hydro will be used widely in electricity and heat production.
Energy Efficiency in the coming years focus on the industrial and commercial sector and other energy consumers. In Malaysia, efficiency and productivity are vital in realizing Malaysia’s 2020 vision.
In order increase the Malaysian public consciousness and knowledge on Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE), CETREE has establishes contacts and numbers of institution and organization.
The outlet branches of CETREE consist of:
- local universities in Malaysia
- Pusat Tenaga Malaysia (PTM)
CETREE has developed close relationship with a number of partners in Malaysia:
- Economic Planning Unit (EPU)
- Suruhanjaya Tenaga (ST)
- Federal of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)
- Malaysian Palm Oil (MPOB)
- Standard Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM)
- Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB)
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