SAVE or Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency, is a programme aimed to improve energy efficiency in Malaysia through five initiatives.
The first initiative is to stimulate sales of energy-efficient appliances by providing rebates for refrigerators, air-conditioners and chillers to qualified consumers.
Under the initiative, qualified consumers who purchase electrical appliances that have five-star will be given a rebate up RM200.
For a start, the rebates would be for refrigerators and freezers for the domestic sector and chillers for businesses. RM200 will be given to a new refrigerator and RM100 for an air-conditioner.
The rebates would be given at the point of sale and the retailers would then claim the amount from the Government.
This government-funded initiative is part of Economic Transformation Programme,(ETP) and it is headed by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (MEGTW),
Government expected to announce the rebate on 7th July and it will cost the government RM50.2 million in 2011.
SAVE will be implemented through the collaboration between the Ministry and utility companies, Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Sarawak Electricity Bhd and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd as well as the participating appliance manufacturing companies.
Refer to PEMANDU webpage for more information.