BRUNEI Darussalam won first place in the ‘Off-Grid’ category at the 36th ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting (AMEM) Gala Dinner’s ASEAN Energy Award 2018 in Singapore under the Renewable Energy (RE) project competition.

The project was titled ‘2kWp Off-grid Solar PV Systems in Labi, Ulu Belait, Brunei Darussalam’.

Project owner Philip Chin Khee Khiong of Pan-El Electrical & Engineering Sdn Bhd, installed the PV system at one of the dwellings in the remote area of Labi in 2013.

The house is owned by Tin Thien Siew, a visually impaired elderly who lives alone. The Solar PV system produced about 2,620kWh of electricity per year and can avoid about 3,668kg of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

The accolade was presented by Secretary-General of ASEAN Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi during the gala dinner in Singapore.

Receiving the award was Haji Amrinal bin Haji Amir of Pan-El Electrical & Engineering Sdn Bhd.

Also present was Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry Dato Seri Setia Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Mohd Hussein.

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