What is the SAVE rebate program?
The rebate program is an initiative under the SAVE program to focus on stimulating sales of energy efficient appliances by increasing the demand through rebates for consumers.
The program will also reduce the price premium of selected energy efficient appliances in the market. The rebate program will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified domestic consumers who will qualify to purchase 5-Star rated appliances through participating retailers.
When does this program start?
The rebate program will start on July 7, 2011 and will last until all rebates are taken in 2012.
Who is spearheading this initiative?
This program is spearheaded by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA). It is one of the initiatives undertaken as part of the National Key Economic Area (NKEA) for Oil, Gas and Energy through Entry Point Project 9 (EPP9) to improve energy efficiency in the country.
Who do I contact for more information on this program?
For more information please contact one of KeTTHA's hotlines at 03-8870 5800.
What are the qualifying products and brands available under the SAVE rebate program?
Products that qualify for the rebate program are air conditioners, refrigerators and industrial chiller(s).
For participating brands, please refer to the EE Appliance List on this website for more information.
What are the eligibility criteria for each qualified EE appliance under the SAVE rebate program?
Eligibility criteria are as follows:
Refrigerators : Must be 5-Star rated by the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga) with net capacity up to 400 litres.
Air conditioners: Must be 5-Star rated by the Energy Commission (Suruhanjaya Tenaga), wall-mounted split unit type with capacity up to 2.5 Horse Power (HP).
Chiller(s): Energy efficient chillers to replace old chillers aged 15 years or more, only for comfort cooling in commercial buildings.
Are all appliance brands in the market eligible for the rebate program?
There are currently 12 brands participating in the rebate program. Please refer to the EE Appliance List on this website for more information.
What is the total quantity of appliances targeted for this program?
The total quantity for each appliances in the program are as follows:
Refrigerators – 100,000 units
Air conditioners – 65,000 units
Chiller(s) (Industrial) – 72,000 RT
How did the Ministry decide on the rebate amount for each specific appliance?
The rebate amounts were proposed by the Ministry based on discussions held with various stakeholders, i.e brand owners, distributors and retailers. The rebate amount is deemed as sufficient to kick-start the program and trigger competitive and affordable EE appliances pricing for Malaysian consumers.
Where can I get the rebate voucher?
Log in on www.saveenergy.gov.my and print the rebate voucher according to your eligibility.
Alternatively, you can print it at a SAVE roadshow / TNB ( Kedai Tenaga ) /SESCO/SESB / participating retailers near you.
How do I redeem my rebate voucher?
You must meet the following criteria:
Must be a Malaysian consumer.
Must purchase a new 5-Star rated refrigerator and air conditioner as listed in the EE Appliance List on this website.
Must make the purchase within one month from the date of voucher printed.
Must submit a copy of your electricity bill, proof of purchase and IC to your retailer on the day of purchase.
Can I get my rebate voucher anywhere else?
No. KeTTHA has not appointed any party, agent or individual on its behalf to give the voucher to qualified consumers. The rebate voucher can only be printed here, at TNB/SESB/Syarikat SESCO Bhd outlets or a participating retailer.
How do I register for the rebate if I have no internet access?
Head to your nearest TNB/SESB/Syarikat SESCO Bhd outlet or a participating retailer to check your eligibility, print rebate vouchers and enquire for more information on the SAVE rebate program.
Must the IC be the same as that listed on the electricity bill?
The IC need not be the same as the one listed on the electricity bill. We understand that some buyers will be tenants so we want to accommodate their needs as well. In Peninsular Malaysia, the rebate is offered to eligible consumers that are registered as TNB customers or any resident of a house that has a TNB account. They can log in on www.saveenergy.gov.my to print the rebate voucher according to eligibility.
For Sabah, Labuan and Sarawak, only registered customers with SESB/Syarikat SESCO Bhd are eligible to log in and print rebate vouchers.
Can I purchase more than one appliance using the same IC but a different electricity bill?
If you have more than one electricity bill that is eligible for rebate vouchers, you may purchase your EE appliances using the same IC.
Will all retailers sell their products at the same price?
Retailers will sell appliances according to the participating brand owners’ pricing instructions. The rebate program entitles consumers to obtain a rebate on the retail purchase price of the chosen appliance.
Consumers can check the recommended retail pricing for the appliances here as listed in the EE Appliance List.
If the allocated quantity of rebate vouchers for a particular state are fully redeemed, can rebate vouchers be transferred in from other states with less demand?
We have allocated a number of units in each state based on the ratio of registered electricity energy users with TNB in Peninsular Malaysia, and SESB and Syarikat SESCO Bhd for East Malaysia. Quantity re-allocation will be considered by the government according to the progress of the rebate program. Any change in the allocation will be announced by KeTTHA. For updates please check back often!
Must my name as per my IC correspond to the name on my electricity bill?
If you're in Peninsular Malaysia, you must declare the difference in names, which will allow you to print the voucher.
If you're in Sabah, Labuan, and Sarawak, your name as per IC must correspond to the name on the electricity bill.
How long does the whole process of purchasing a 5-Star rated EE appliance and redeeming the rebate take?
Your rebate voucher is valid for a month from the date of printing. The expiry date is also stated on your voucher. During the one month validity period, you may purchase your 5-Star rated EE appliance nationwide to redeem your rebate.
Can I get a refund for faulty appliances?
This depends on the brand of your new EE appliance as well as where you purchased it from.
Can I check my eligibility and print out my rebate voucher(s) from any retail shops?
You may head to your nearest TNB/SESB/Syarikat SESCO Bhd outlet or participating retailer to check your eligibility and to print rebate vouchers.
I've got my rebate voucher in hand. What happens if I choose not to use it?
You can claim your rebate within the month of printing your the rebate voucher. Thereafter, the rebate voucher expires and you will not be able to register for a new voucher.
Can I reprint my electricity bill if I do not have a hard copy?
You can request for more information at your nearest TNB/SESB/Syarikat SESCO Bhd outlet.
I lost my rebate voucher. Can I reprint it?
Yes. You can login and reprint your voucher. Do take note that your voucher number and validity dates will mirror those stated on the voucher you lost.
What if my voucher is not complete when printed?
As long as the voucher number and validity date are present on the voucher, the voucher will be deemed valid and may be redeemed at participating retail outlets.
Will I be informed if my state/area runs out of EE appliances?
Participating brand owners and retailers will strive to maintain a continuous level of stock as well as play an active role in ensuring that consumers are constantly updated about the rebate program.
Are there any other EE appliance classifications that may be equivalent to a 5-star Energy Commission rating?
The most important classification that you should look out for is the 5-star rated logo by Energy Commission. It is mandatory for all brand owners to display this rating on their rebate-eligible products.
If you're not sure about a certain appliance's rebate eligibility, you may refer to our EE Appliance List on this website.
How much could I save if I choose to purchase the 5-star rated EE appliances featured in this program?
It has been proven that 5-Star rated appliances are 25% more energy efficient than average 3-Star rated appliances.
However, your electricity bill savings will vary depending on your household's electricity consumption.
How much is the chiller rebate?
RM 200 per RT for new energy efficient chiller(s).
Who can get the rebate?
The application is open to any private company registered in Malaysia.
How do I qualify for a chiller(s) rebate?
Applicants must possess chiller(s) for comfort cooling or as standby chiller(s) at operational condition for commercial buildings only.
Applicants must also purchase new eligible energy efficient units to replace existing ones. Applicants must make the purchase within the specified rebate offer period from participating manufacturers.
How do I get the chiller(s) rebate?
Application must be submitted to KeTTHA with completed application form for technical evaluation and approval.
I want to apply. Where can get more detailed information?
The application form, eligibility criteria, application procedure and more details on the application process are available and can be downloaded from this website.
Will there be another SAVE rebate campaign in the future?
For now, we are focusing on ensuring the success of this program and promoting energy efficiency based on the allocated budget.