By Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)

Renewable energy demonstration booth in SFD 2016
Renewable energy demonstration booth in SFD 2016

On 19th November 2016, Sunway Kayangan Resident Association (SUKRA) Family Day 2016 (SFD 2016) was held in Sunway Kayangan Residential Area, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Various activities and events were held during SFD 2016, which include telematch games for adults and kids, sales booth, fire-fighting demonstration, fire engine ride, colouring competition, magic show, face painting, demonstration booths from various government agencies, fife and drum platoon performance from the First Battalion of the Malaysia Royal Ranger and dinner.

IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter has participated in SFD 2016 through “Renewable Energy Demonstration” activity. The demonstration was also supported by the Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM), UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC) and UM High Voltage Research Group. The demonstration was led by Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias, an academic staff from the Department of Electrical Engineering, UM.

The objectives of the demonstration are:

  1. To create awareness among the community on the importance of renewable energy
  2. To disseminate basic information on renewable energy and its latest updates to the community
  3. To demonstrate renewable energy process to the community, particularly for wind and solar energy

During the event, Dr. Hazlee and his team demonstrated and explained how electricity can be generated from wind and solar energy to the community. The demonstration received overwhelming response from the community, especially residents of Sunway Kayangan, Shah Alam.

IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter hopes that similar demonstration can be organized again in future community events in Malaysia.