KUALA LUMPUR: University Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) has recently set up the National Energy Centre (NEC) to delve into energy transition, covering issues of climate change, sustainable development and renewable energy (RE) resources at the national and global levels.
The university, owned by Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), houses five energy centres of excellence under the NEC, to carry out various research and energy-related projects.
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said the establishment of NEC in Uniten was a proactive effort of higher education institutions to contribute expertise to the national development agenda which includes the efforts of increasing RE capacity and dealing with carbon emissions.
“The establishment of the NEC is also significant as it mobilises the efforts of various stakeholders to delve into energy transition as well as to find solutions to energy-related issues,” he said in a statement issued by TNB.
The five centres of excellence that will be placed under NEC include the Institute of Sustainable Energy, Institute of Power Engineering, Institute of Energy Infrastructure, Institute of Energy Policy and Research and Institute of Informatics and Computing in Energy.
The NEC is expected to play a strategic role in strengthening its commitment toward making a carbon-neutral country as early as 2050 and fulfilling its aspirations toward net-zero carbon emissions in the Sustainability Pathway 2050.