Energy Policy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Roadmap (2011)

This national study was funded by Brunei Research Council and in collaboration with Energy Department, Prime Minister's Office (PMO). It provided critical evaluations on energy consumptions in Brunei Darussalam, and recommended eight key policy options to achieve high energy efficiency and conservation such as:

  • Adopting a progressive increase rate tariff mechanism: The Government implemented this tariff type for the household sector starting January 2012, and is expected to incentivise households to conserve energy and thus pay more attention to their consumption.
  • Appliance standards and labelling:  The Energy Department, Prime Minister's Office is currently proposing a nationwide scheme to ensure appliances used meet minimum energy efficiency standards, and also to have appropriate energy labels.
  • Energy management: A few Ministries are already embarking on a pilot testing programme to demonstrate the energy savings that can be achieved via simple applications of energy savings technology and behaviour.

A number of the policy recommendations from the study now form the basis of Energy and Industry Department at the Prime Minister's Office's (EIDPMO) White Paper on Energy.

A National Conference on Energy Efficiency and Conservation & Alternative Energy: Policy Options for Wawasan 2035 was held in July 2011. This study has been published as a CSPS Report in 2012.

Alternative Energy Sources for Brunei Darussalam

This pioneering and nationwide study was funded by the Brunei Research Council and in collaboration with the Energy Department, Prime Minister’s Office in recognition of the need to develop secure and sustainable sources of alternative energy. A feasibility study of the following seven alternative sources of energy was conducted and evaluated based on financial, environmental, social, technological feasibility, and energy security considerations:

  • Bioenergy
  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Hydrogen
  • Nuclear
  • Ocean
  • Hydroelectricity

This is the first feasibility study on alternative energy on a nationwide basis. Among the key findings are the identification of the feasibility of low risk projects in waste-to-energy, onshore wind, hydroelectricity generation at the Benutan Dam, solar photovoltaics, and seawater cooling.

One of the priority initiatives in the Energy White Paper 2014 is to scale up market deployment of solar PVs and promote waste-to-energy technologies. The Government, through the Sustainable Energy Unit, has committed to increasing the share of renewable energy sources to 10% by 2035.

A National Conference on Energy Efficiency and Conservation & Alternative Energy: Policy Options for Wawasan 2035 was held in July 2011. This study has been published as a CSPS Report in 2012.