BACKGROUND OF THE PROGRAM

Malaysia’s powers sector shines. In a study by BMI Research, the country is highlighted as a top destination for investment in its power sector that outperformed heavyweights China and India. The Fitch Group unit’s global risk and reward index (RRI) attributed Malaysia's high rewards and low risks score to the country’s stable economic and political environment, as well as well-developed regulations for the power sector, such as a clear energy policy, strong access to finance and well-developed grid infrastructure. It is also said that the country is self-sufficient in terms of power generation, with natural gas and coal being the main fuels used in power generation. Nonetheless, with nearly all Malaysians enjoying access to electricity, the real challenge is sustainability; that is, ensuring the security and reliability of the energy supply and diversifying energy resources. This, in turn, is about increasing access to affordable energy, and to achieve the mix of energy resources and technologies, in line with the Government’s commitment to increasing the percentage contribution from non-fossil fuel sources, that will one, reduce adverse environmental effects and, secondly, maintain sustainable development at minimum cost.


On the other hand, modern buildings depend on resilient electrical infrastructure to support reliable and safe operation as they consume a large portion of the total electricity production worldwide, and are responsible for 40% of global energy use. Electrical failures can account for millions of Ringgit Malaysia in damage and lost business every year due to aging electrical infrastructure, changes to system loads and operation during the life of a building, and the lack of regular review, hence it is extremely important to put into force the maintenance of facilities’ electrical power system to help improve the reliability, increase equipment uptime, enhance safety, lower operating costs, and prevent unexpected failures. A well planned best practice preventive maintenance program allows building owner to schedule the system outage at a time of their choosing rather than having to correct major problems resulting from an always untimely failure.


The Power & Electrical Maintenance Conference 2017, therefore will be of special interest to the power and electrical engineering community as it will feature topics of process and innovation that assures the maintenance and reliability of electrical building infrastructure, as well as in power generation and transmission focusing on all the current methods of energy generation while placing much emphasis on the increasing importance of renewable energy. The conference will engage industry leaders and attendees in discussions, learning sessions, and networking opportunities focused on what solutions are available so that consumers can join forces in driving toward high-efficiency power supply and improved electrical system reliability in the region.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

• Update your knowledge on best practice and find practical solutions to your electrical design, installation and maintenance issues
• Learn how optimal electrical design can improve production and reduce costs
• Look at the types of power quality issues and how these impact on equipment operation
• Meet and discuss recent development in the area of power and electrical engineering.
• Network with specialists in the field and your peers

KEY ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED AT THIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The Power & Electrical Maintenance Conference 2017 is a technical two-day interactive event dedicated to helping built environment professionals and the wider supply chain improve efficiency and save money through effective building services. It covers significant aspects such as:
• The road ahead of smart buildings in a decarbonised energy system
• Energy storage: Adding energy storage to commercial and non-commercial buildings
• Improving electrical safety through developing effective electrical maintenance programs
• Grounding systems design and testing for critical facilities
• The impact of arc flash accidents and avoiding and controlling such incidents
• Medium voltage and high voltage cables faults and locating methods
• Technology as an enabler for scaling up of demand response in commercial and non-commercial buildings
• Calculating HVAC energy savings from lighting
• Wiring Regulations – Update on energy and building regulations
• Using metering data to interpret and maximise building performance
• Root cause analysis for electrical safety

WHO WILL YOU MEET

This conference is specifically tailor made for top-level decision makers such as CEOs, COOs, HODs, VPs, Directors, GMs and Senior Managers including Local Government Agencies and Authorities, as well as experienced engineering professionals responsible for the design, construction, management and operations of installed mechanical equipment and electrical power systems of related facilities.

Organizations:
• Office buildings
• Shopping malls
• Hotels
• Hospitals
• Financials
• Telecoms
• Colleges/Universities
• Utilities
• Factory cum office

This conference will also greatly benefit:
• Project engineers
• Safety officers
• Facility Managers/ Engineers
• IT Managers
• Property/Asset Managers
• Consultants
• Energy Managers