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Introduction


 

 

The Institute of Energy Policy and Research (IEPRe) has been in operation for 6 years and has transformed itself into one of  the three Universiti Tenaga Nasional’s centre of excellence. IEPRe focuses on five areas, namely, Energy Economics, Energy Sec​urity, Energy Policy, Energy & Environment and Energy & Social Sustainability as shown below.


On top of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, IEPRe also received a strong support from the Energy Commission; the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water; and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The main support received from them were in term of grants for directed research, capacity building and sharing of industrial experiences.  

2. Research under the Chair in Energy Economics Funding

In 2015, IEPRe has received RM1,297,200.00 funding for the Chair in Energy Economics operation and capacity building. The capacity building program at IEPRe has benefited the government agencies, the students enrolled in the Chair's post-graduate program, UNITEN researchers and associate researchers at IEPRe. In the same year, IEPRe has also completed 5 consultancy projects worth RM1,828,476.00. The reports from these projects have benefited the clients among which were government agencies, utility companies, industries and academicians.

Currently, IEPRe is operated by fellow researchers drawn from the four colleges in UNITEN based on 2 year terms. These researchers were guided by the Chair in Energy Economics of Energy Commission at UNITEN. Conceptually, the IEPRe research organisation is shown in the Figure 2.


 


 

3. Activities / Research (IEPRe)

a. Project Collaboration and Networking


 


 


 

b. Capacity Building and Staff Development