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  • Pavala Malar Nadan A/L Mariappan .

    November 8, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Hi Miss Zahra, main objectives of SAVE 2.0 Program are as follows:

    1. To increase the total number of 4 and 5 star energy efficient electrical appliances in the market.

    2. To increase public awareness to encourage them to purchase energy efficient appliances that will save consumers’ electricity consumption.

    3. Implementation of this program will be for 1 year (January 2021 till December 2021)

    Popular e-commerce platform in Malaysia such as Lazada and Shopee supports this program and promote it among its customers.

    Ref 1: https://www.lazada.com.my/program-save

    Ref 2: https://shopee.com.my/m/program-save

    Possible reason for this SAVE 2.0 program might not be popular among Malaysian consumers because the program currently limited to locally-made refrigerators and air conditioners that have a four or five-star energy rating. So only those consumers who are looking to purchase refrigerator and air conditioner will be interested and eligible to enroll in this program.

    Based on the article in NST dated 19th April 2021, some 40,000 households have benefitted from this program, so we can conclude this program is a successful attempt by Government to encourage consumer to purchase energy savings appliances.

    Ref 3: ” So far, some RM8 million, out of the RM30 million allocation under the Save 2.0 programme, has been spent, benefitting some 40,000 households.

    In my opinion, SAVE 2.0 energy saving electrical appliance program will be popular among Malaysian consumer if more appliances such as electrical oven, microwave oven, television, washing machine etc are included. Besides that, government should consider extending the duration of this program because 1 year duration is very short for consumer to support this program.

    Ref 3: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2021/04/683642/seda-proposes-more-electrical-appliances-included-save-20-rm200-rebate