Energy Efficiency Tips

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Tips 1: Make time to power down.

Tips 2: Chores can be fun.

Tips 3: Choose to care for the environment.

Tips 4: Keep your loved ones safe.

Tips 5: Don’t rob your skin of moisture.

Tips 6: Less is more for the planet.

Tips 7: Save your energy and your money.

Tips 8: Connect with family.

Tips 9: The planet needs to chill.

Tips 10: Natural light is better for your eyes.

Tips 11: Green is in.

Tips 12: Breath in cleaner air.

Tips 13: Energised with little energy.

Tips 14: Defrost before making it hot.

Tips 15: Less wrinkle, less wastage.

Tips 16: A good night’s sleep is within reach.

Tips 17: Keeping it shut will keep the cool in.

Tips 18: Keep it clean, be efficient.

Tips 19: Pumping it right, keeps wastages out of sight.

Tips 20: Get it sun-dried.


Energy Efficiency Label

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More Stars. More Saving.

Energy efficiency label was introduced in 2006. Energy efficiency label provides information to consumers about the energy consumption of an electrical appliance. Energy rating label shows the estimated energy consumption of each electrical equipment based on energy efficiency rating system. The star rating system has a minimum of 1 star and a maximum of 5 stars, where 1-star label is the least efficient and 5 stars is the most efficient.

Energy efficiency label is issued by the Energy Commission to manufacturers of electrical appliances who comply with the standards and requirements of energy performance test for star rating established by the Energy Commission.

Source: Suruhanjaya Tenaga

This label contains the estimated total annual energy consumption in kilowatt-hours of electricity by each device, based on recognized laboratory test results. The information provided will help the user to choose the most energy-efficient models when purchasing appliances

Energy Efficient Products Approved by Energy Commission

Electrical appliance approved by Energy Commission for Energy Star ratings are :

  • Air Conditioner
  • Refrigerator
  • Domestic Fan: MS 2574:2014
  • Lamps: MS 2598:2014
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave Oven
  • Electric Rice Cooker
  • Freezer


Use of 5-Star appliances will reduce electricity consumption and electricity bills at home. This will in turn produce disposable household income or household disposable income is higher, especially in the long run that will improve the quality of life.

  • Better savings in the long run.
  • Reducing carbon footprint from electricity generation.
  • Improved quality of life with more efficient appliances.


  1. Suruhanjaya Tenaga
  2. Centre For Education, Training, and Research in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Technology (CETREE)


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Usage Cost of Electrical Appliances at Home

The electricity consumption cost per household depends on family size, living habits, number and age of electrical appliances and hours of usage.

Usage Cost of Electrical Appliances at Home

The electricity consumption cost per household depends on family size, living habits, number and age of electrical appliances and hours of usage. Customers can calculate the estimated electricity cost for different appliances using the following:

  • Power rating of the electrical appliance and its efficiency
  • Number of hours used
  • The domestic tariff rate per kilowatt - hour (kWh)

Electricity Consumption (kWh) = Power (watts) x Hours of Operation x 30 days ÷ 1000. The electricity bill calculation is based on the current domestic tariff rate. Electricity consumption usually increases due to the following reasons:

  • Additional electrical appliances as family members grow
  • Electrical loading or size of the appliances
  • Modern lifestyles tend to use more electrical appliances
  • Longer usage of appliances
  • Appliances that can be adjusted at to maximum capacity e.g. air condition, fan, water heater, etc, result in high load factor.
  • Replacement of smaller appliances to bigger capacity
  • Faulty appliances can lead to inefficiencies in the way they run e.g. refrigerator with faulty thermostat, shortage of refrigerant, or defective door gasket.

There are many ways to improve the efficiency of electricity used in your home. Wise and efficient use of electricity can save money and assist in protecting the environment. Monitoring your consumption can help you identify where energy can be used more efficiently.


The rate used in this calculation is the average cost per kWh for domestic customers in 2021. The figure may vary based on usage, wattage, age of appliance and other factors.


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Other Charges

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Reconnection Fee

For consumer who request supply to an existing premises where TNB's infrastructure is still in good condition, a reconnection fee will be charged based on voltage level as in the table below:

No Consumer Category (Voltage Level) Reconnection Fee (RM)
i.  Low Voltage 3.00
ii. Medium & High Voltage 80.00

Should the existing TNB infrastructure is not in good condition and requires TNB to build new infra, the standard Connection Charge will be charged to the consumer in accordance with the current policy.

Administration Fee

In the event consumer request to cancel the supply application prior to construction works by TNB, consumer is subjected to administration fee based on voltage which the amount will be deducted from the total CC paid. The remaining balance will be refunded to the consumer.

No Consumer Category (Voltage Level) Reconnection Fee (RM)
i.  Low & Medium Voltage 10% of the paid connection charges with a maximum limit of RM5,000
ii. High Voltage RM50,000


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