The government is providing a RM200 rebate for consumers who buy an energy-efficient refrigerator or air conditioner this year. (Bernama pic)

PUTRAJAYA: Consumers who buy an energy-efficient refrigerator and air conditioner this year will be given an e-rebate of RM200, energy minister Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said today.

The rebate is for the purchase of locally made 4-star or 5-star energy efficient refrigerators and air conditioners, or those manufactured and certified by Sirim or its equivalent in Malaysia.

“This rebate is limited to one account only for every air conditioning or refrigerator purchase in 2021 or until the quota runs out, whichever comes first,” he told reporters after launching the SAVE 2.0 programme here today.

The government has allocated RM30 million for the programme, which is expected to benefit 150,000 households.

Consumers or owners of electricity accounts registered with utility companies such as Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd, Sarawak Energy Bhd and NUR Power were eligible to apply.

Applicants could obtain e-rebates by bringing the latest electricity bill to make a physical purchase at an electrical shop or supermarket registered under the SAVE 2.0 Programme, or apply for e-rebate by making an online purchase through a recognised e-commerce platform, he said.

“For online purchases, e-rebate application through Shopee Malaysia has been opened from Jan 1. Meanwhile, e-rebate through physical purchase can be enjoyed starting today (January 7),” he said.

The electrical equipment list and reference price guide is available at the official www.saveenergy.gov.my, he said.

He said the SAVE 2.0 programme encouraged consumers to adopt energy efficient practices while contributing to savings of energy consumption and electricity bills, as well as supporting the government’s aspirations in promoting energy saving and efficiency, low carbon and sustainable energy initiatives.

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“The government has a target of energy savings equivalent to RM22.26 million as well as reducing carbon emissions by 39,164 tonnes per year or 56,430 saplings that need to be planted for 10 years to absorb the carbon,” he said.



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