ABOUT

About Zaini Abdul Wahab

Mr. Zaini Abdul Wahab is an energy management system consultant who specialises in reducing business operational costs for organisations through energy management system implementation. He obtained his bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Malaysia in and certified as an expert in Energy Management System (EnMS) by United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO).

He is also Registered Electrical Energy Manager (REEM) with Energy Commission, a certified energy auditor and an accredited energy measurement and verification professional by Malaysia Association of Energy Service Companies (MAESCO) and a certified trainer by the HRDF. Since 1997, Mr. Zaini has been an active practitioner in energy efficiency (EE) industry in Malaysia and held various energy related positions in local and multinational companies and in the government sector. He started his career as an energy consulting engineer before embarking into integrated facilities management services to strengthen his hands-on experiences by applying his EE knowledge in the daily operation and maintenance activities.

He joined the Energy Commission in 2004 and then became the head of Demand Side Management Unit to spearhead the EE programmes by the government. He was attached at the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water in 2010 to lead the project team to implement EE initiatives under the Economic Transformation Programme and assigned to assist the ministry in the National EE Master Plan Study. Then Mr. Zaini moved to Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia in 2011 as the Director of Energy Efficiency. His tenure in the government sector has exposed and connected him with key personnel in agencies and organisations related to energy sector such as IEA, UNDP, UNEP and in countries such as Japan, Thailand, Denmark, Indonesia and Singapore.

In 2012, Mr. Zaini re-joined the private sector to continue his passion the energy efficiency industry by providing consultancy services using his vast knowledge and experiences. At present, his services include energy management consulting as a registered electrical energy manager for over 25 installations, energy cost reduction through the adoption of energy management system based on ISO50001, studies for sustainable energy management related policies with strategic roadmap development, implementation and reporting. He also provides training and capacity development programme design and delivery to develop and implement effective energy management programme.

Mr. Zaini has been invited regularly to talk at forums, conferences and awareness  programmes locally and also international on topics related to energy efficiency. He is also columnist in a Green Plus Magazine where he writes on EE topics and actively participating in online media and social media platforms through sharing EE related articles and other materials to promote EE to wider audience. Mr. Zaini had also been invited as an expert to share his views on energy efficiency issues in the printed media and TV and radio stations.

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ENERGY MANAGEMENT  SERVICES AND CONSULTANCY WORKS

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Consultancy services for ISO50001:2018 certification for Continental Automotive Manufacturing Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2018-2019)

Lead Consultant
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Consultancy services for ISO50001:2011 certification in Energy Management System for 6 plants of SAJ Holdings Sdn Bhd (2014-2016)

Lead Consultant
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Consultancy Services for ISO50001 Certification, HeveaBoard Bhd (August 2013-April 2014)

Lead Consultant
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A technical auditor for the ISO50001 Certification audit at MMI Industries Sdn Bhd, Tampoi Johor, (Dec 2013)

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Building Energy Audit and Energy Management System Assessment based on ISO50001 for Maybank Group at Menara Maybank, Maybank Academy and Maybank Call Centre (2013)

Lead consultant
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Expert Consultant and Expert Trainer for UNIDO - SMECORP Industrial Energy Efficiency for Malaysian Manufacturing Sector (SMEs) for adoption of ISO50001 Standard to improve energy performance. (May 2012-2016)

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A consultant for EnMS development and implements based on ISO50001 for Prym Consumer Malaysia Sdn Bhd under UNIDO Programme

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Technical Specialist for surveillance and recertification audits for an ISO50001 certified company , Camfil Farr Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2012-2017))

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Development of Training Module and Materials for energy management system training program for building sector based on ISO50001 requirements for SEDA Malaysia (June-August 2013)

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Consultancy services for ISO50001:2018 certification for Continental Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd(2019)

Lead Consultant
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Consultancy services for ISO50001:2018 certification for Dormakaba Production Malaysia Sdn Bhd(2019-2020)

Lead Consultant
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Consultancy services for ISO50001:2018 certification for Schaefer Kalk (M) Sdn Bhd(2020)

Lead Consultant
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Registered Electrical Energy Manager(REEM) Services

Appointed as the REEM for over 30 installations since 2012 to deliver comprehensive services for each installation for 2 years and followed by the legal compliance service.
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TRAINING AND COURSES

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Trainer on Energy Management Training Programmes with I Knowledge Academy(from 2018)

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Guest lecturer EnMS and green applications for degree and diploma courses at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Polytechnic Shah Alam and Port Dickson Polytechnic(from 2017)

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A trainer for the Certified Energy Auditor Training Programme by MAESCO (from 2017)

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The trainer for Energy Management System in buildings for the Federal Building Energy Management Programme by UNDP Malaysia (2015-2016)

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The Trainer for Continuous Professional Development Training Programme for REEMs in Energy Performance Contracting and Energy Management System for MAESCO (from 2016)

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In-house Training

Energy Management Awareness Program for Top Management and Workshop on Energy Management System Development and Implementation for SAJ Holdings Sdn Bhd (2014)
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In-house Training

Energy management System Development and Implementation for Samsung Electronics (M) Sdn Bhd, (2013-2015)
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The trainer for Energy management system training at buildings for SEDA Malaysia (2013-2015)

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The Trainer for the Business Coaching Workshops for Registered Electrical Energy Managers with MAESCO((2012-2019)

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Trainer for Energy Management System User Training for industrial sector for UNIDO-SMECORP IEEMMS (2012-2015)

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Trainer for Certified Energy Manager’s Training Course for MAESCO (from 2009)

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Trainer for Energy Manager’s Training Course for Federation of Malaysia Manufacturers (2009-2011)

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Trainer for Energy Management Training Industrial and building sectors for ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE), (2011)

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Trainer for Energy Management System and Energy Auditing Training for Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment(2012)

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In-house Training

Trainer for in-house energy management training for Global Facilities Management Sdn Bhd, White Horse Ceramics Sdn Bhd (2009-2012)
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Trainer for Public Energy Management Training with ITS Management and Training Services (2010-2018)

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Trainer for Energy Management Training and Workshop for Department of Irrigation (2008)

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Training on Energy Efficiency in Malaysia: Energy Policies & Consumption Trends, Regulatory Requirements, Standards and Labelling (Megajati Academy) from 2019.

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In-house Training

Energy Management Efficiency Assessment for Intercontinental Specialty Fats Sdn. Bhd(2019)
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Effective Energy Management System Implementation to Reduce Energy Costs and Financial Assessment for Energy Saving Projects (BETC Skills Academy) from 2019

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In-house Training

Workshop and Training on Energy Management System Development and Implementation based on ISO50001:2018 for certification for Dormakaba Production Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2019)
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In-house Training

Internal Auditors Training on ISO50001:2018 for certification for Dormakaba Production Malaysia Sdn Bhd
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In-house Training

Workshop and Training on Energy Management System Development and Implementation based on ISO50001:2018 for certification for Schaefer Kalk(M) Sdn Bhd(2020)
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In-house Training

Workshop and Training on Energy Management System Development and Implementation based on ISO50001:2018 for certification for Continental Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd (2019)
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In-house Training

Internal Auditors Training on ISO50001:2018 for certification for Continental Automotive Components Malaysia Sdn Bhd(2019)
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In-house Training

Workshop and Training on Energy Management System Development and Implementation based on ISO50001:2018 for certification for Schaefer Kalk (M) Sdn Bhd (2020)
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MAJOR STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY  AND ADVISORY WORKS

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Demand Side Management (DSM) Preliminary Study for Malaysia(2016-2017)
Client: Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department – UNDP Malaysia

DSM has been identified as one of the SCP strategies (Strategy B3- Enhancing DSM) and assist Malaysia in achieving the 45% reduction in GHG emission intensity of GDP compared to 2005 level. To support the country’s long-term efforts on energy demand which will include electricity, thermal energy and energy in transport sector by developing the DSM masterplan as stated in the 11th Malaysia Plan. The study is the first stage of the preparation of the DSM Master Plan Document in 11th Malaysia
Planned with the objectives to determine scope of works, identify focus areas and to set the boundary for a comprehensive DSM study for Malaysia. The outcomes from the preliminary study would provide basis and direction for the Economic Planning Unit before embarking into a comprehensive demand side study for Malaysia.
Appointed as the National Project Manager
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Federal Building Energy Management Programme(2015-2016)Client: Department of Works Malaysia – UNDP Malaysia

The project objective is the improvement of the energy utilization efficiency in Malaysian buildings, particularly those in the commercial and government sectors, by promoting the energy conserving design of new buildings and by improving the energy utilization efficiency in the operation of existing buildings. The realization of this objective will be facilitated through the removal of barriers to the uptake of building energy efficiency technologies, systems, and practices.

This work is part of component 1 of BSEEP. This component will address the identified barriers concerning widespread implementation of energy management activities in the government sector. It is well recognized that there are potentially large energy savings to be reaped by systematic and continuous activities to manage energy consumption in individual organizations.
The work will be used to support the roll out of the Malaysia Federal Building Energy Management Program by implementing and revising the already developed comprehensive energy management guideline for the Government of Malaysia Appointed as the consultant.

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Public-Private Partnership Development in Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area and IMT GT - IMT-GT Green Cities and PPP Study(2012-2013
Client: Atkins China Ltd for Asian Development Bank

The overall project covers sustainable energy, transport, urban development, clean financing and solid waste and wastewater management and involved in reviewing current plans for municipal energy efficiency (buildings and streetlights)and distributed renewable energy systems (solar water heaters, and a solar PV plant and undertake a preliminary assessment of energy services company (ESCO) activity in the cities and prospects for increased involvement of ESCOs in scaling up EE investments in the cities. Based on the assessment, then developed an estimate of the market potential in these sub-sectors in each city considering, number of installations, technology deployed, existing master plans (for 2015 and 2020), programs and incentives, and applicable technologies/best practices
Appointed as the Sustainable Energy Specialist.
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Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE & C) Act Drafting for Malaysia (2018-2019)
Organisation: Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change.

The drafting of the new act for EE implementation at the demand side of energy sector in Malaysia which covers electrical and thermal energy. The drafting and enforcement of a dedicated EE & C Act for Malaysia is one of the key recommendations from the Demand Side Management (DSM) Preliminary Study for Malaysia that was performed previously.
Appointed as a Committee member for the New EE & C Act drafting committee for electrical and thermal energy consumption at the demand side headed the Deputy Sec. Gen of MESTECC and the drafting working group for Efficient Management of Energy Regulations under the New EE& C Act.
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Proposal for Funding Mechanism and Sources to Implement National Energy Efficiency Master Plan (2011-2012)
Organisation : SEDA Malaysia for the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia

The task was to propose the suitable financial mechanisms as supporting measures to implement NEEMP and to perform study to identify sustainable financing sources to implement NEEMP and propose to the ministry for approval.
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Policy and legal provisions requirements study to phase out incandescent lamps in Malaysia(2010)
Organisation: Energy Commission for the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, Malaysia

Tasked to establish baseline information and data for incandescent market size in Malaysia and preparing of strategic implementation plan to phase out the usage of incandescent lamps.

TESTIMONIALS

AOTS - Irin Kang SF Irin KangGeneral Manager, NYK Engineering & Trading Sdn Bhd

ZAINI is a well respected and recognised professional in the arena of energy management. He is passionate in what he doing, is well organised, goal oriented and an inspiring team leader. It was my pleasure to work with ZAINI . Best Regards, Irin Kang

Ir. Mohd Normarzuki YaacobManaging Director at Bayubali Engineering sdn Bhd

Mr. Zaini Abdul Wahab is expert in Energy Management. I came to know him when we are attending the Energy Management for Malaysia with Energy Conseration Center of Japan (ECCJ) in Tokyo, Japan in August 2008. His expertise in Energy Management is wonderful and I'm sure the energy practitioner need to engage with him for energy related projects.

Steve Anthony Lojuntin (asetip)Director, Energy Demand Management (Energy Efficiency) at Sustainable Energy Development Strategy (SEDA Malaysia)

Zaini was the responsible person who involved in crafting the EPP9 implementation program. He is a person that practically started from a junior engineer and had gone through series of energy efficiency projects that lead him to be one of the energy management expert in Malaysia....

Lalchand GulabraiDirector G&P Professionals Sdn Bhd.

I worked with En. Zaini at the PEMANDU NKEA Lab on Oil, Gas & Energy (June/July 2010), as well as while he was at ST & KeTTHA when he was engaged on EE/DSM activities. He was meticulous & results oriented during these periods of our interaction.