The operational framework of the Institute of Energy Policy & Research include,

  1. Work with the government ministries and provide inputs to the government as a 'think-tank' on energy related subjects.
  2. Work with the industry to understand their issues and concerns, where appropriate IEPRe seek the opportunity to provide solutions through consultancy, research, capacity building and outreach program.
  3. Promote collaborative research in partnership or networking with other research & academic institutions, industry and funding organizations at national and international level.
  4. Design and deliver academic and management development programs through,
    1. Short courses such as in renewable energy, energy economics and analytical tools for techno-economic analysis of energy projects.
    2. Management Development Programs.
    3. PhD scholarships programs.
    4. Faculty exchange programs
    5. 2-3 day long programs / workshops to sensitize stakeholders (government, policymakers, utilities etc) on issues within IEPRe areas of focus.
  5. Undertake research activities and disseminate the findings.
  6. Develop capacity for researchers and associate researchers at IEPRe to undertake energy supply-demand and climate change modeling or related analysis.
  7. Manage the fund under the Chair in Energy Economics at UNITEN/IEPRe.
  8. Drive research under the UNITEN's Energy and Social Sustainable cluster.

Areas of Focus

IEPRe research focuses on four keys areas namely; Energy Policy, Energy Economics, Energy Security as well as Energy and the Environment. In the Energy Economics area, the research will cover Utilization of Fuel (Gas, Diesel, Oil, Coal, Nuclear and Renewable Energy), Optimal Fuel Mix, Energy Forecasting, National Energy Policy, Fuel Price Hedging, Market Analysis in the Deregulation Era. Whilst, in the area of Energy Security, research topics include Coal Supply Chain, Strategy fuel reserve initiatives, Long-term energy needs in Southeast Asia, including prospects for bio fuels and nuclear energy. In the area of Energy and Environment, research topics include, Climate Change, Carbon Emission Reduction, Regulatory Frameworks, Energy Market, Energy R&D strategies and policies, Valuation of environmental externalities and their implications on public policies.