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Energy Efficient Design and Management for Rural Applications Dr Wan Azlan Wan Zainal Abidin Assoc. Prof. Dr Al-Khalid Othman, Dr Hushairi Zen Dr Thelaha.

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1 Energy Efficient Design and Management for Rural Applications Dr Wan Azlan Wan Zainal Abidin Assoc. Prof. Dr Al-Khalid Othman, Dr Hushairi Zen Dr Thelaha Masri Hazrul Mohamed Basri Kasumawati Lias Ade Syaheda Wani Marzuki Faculty of Engineering & Centre of Excellence in Rural Informatics (CoERI), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

2 Presentation Outlines Introduction Current Practise in Rural Area Design and Management Approach Conclusions

3 Efficient energy design and management are essential to ensure the efficient energy usage, cut energy cost and improve environmental quality. Three phases of energy management:(Planning, Implementing, Monitoring and Evaluation). Energy management involves the utilization of the minimum quantity of energy required for the task at an appropriate quality. e-Bario Knowledge Fair Introduction

4 Energy Efficient Design should consider: –Requires load profiling analysis, –Energy loss –Capacity –Cost –Maintenance e-Bario Knowledge Fair Introduction

5 Lack of knowledge on energy management. Little effort done to help underserved community. Community relying on petrol/diesel generator set and free light. Current Practise in Rural Area 5 e-Bario Knowledge Fair 2011

6 Case study in Kapit: –Usage of max 10kW but generator system provided supply 30kW of energy. –The use of energy inefficient devices such fluorescent lamp contributes to energy wastage. –Replacing energy efficient devices can reduce electricity consumption by half. –Energy planning that takes into consideration factors such as resource depletion, supply production, cost, security of supply and also impact must be strategized. Design and Management Approach 6 e-Bario Knowledge Fair 2011

7 Conclusion Better energy management and design may contribute to cheaper operational cost. Avoiding unnecessary consumption of energy or choosing the most appropriate equipment to reduce the cost of the energy helps to decrease individual energy consumption without decreasing individual welfare. It will benefit rural community including those in the homestay industry and small industry.


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