The Centre for Renewable Energy (CRE) was established in August 2008 as a one stop centre for research and development in renewable energy and formally institutionalized as a Research Centre of Excellence (CoE) in UNITEN on 21 March 2012.
The core of CRE's strategic direction is on research and development programmes mainly in renewable energy such as bio-diesel, co-combustion, studies micro-hydro, photochemical cells, hybrid energy harvesting system, fuel additives for diesel engines, catalyst for biodiesel reactor, enzymatic reaction for bio-fuels, biogas from waste materials, bio-hydrogen for fuel cell and automotive application, and solid bio-fuel briquette from oil palm mill solid wastes.
CRE has established its core strength through continuous, innovative and excellent research achievements.
UNITEN Power Engineering Centre (PEC) was established in April 2005 as part of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) initiatives to spearhead research and consultancy activities in the field of power engineering widely considered as niche to UNITEN. PEC aspires to be the point of reference for education, research and development in the field of Power Engineering in Malaysia.
PEC effectively taps the multidisciplinary expertise of various colleges within UNITEN to carry out research and consultancy projects in areas related to the power industries. The Centre draws its multidisciplinary expertise from academicians and researchers from various colleges within UNITEN and TNB Research, as well as practicing engineers and technologists from its parent electric utility group, TNB.
The Institute of Energy Policy and Research (IEPRe) has been in operation for 6 years and has transformed itself into one of the three Universiti Tenaga Nasional’s centre of excellence. IEPRe focuses on five areas, namely, Energy Economics, Energy Security, Energy Policy, Energy & Environment and Energy & Social Sustainability.
On top of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, IEPRe also received a strong support from the Energy Commission; the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water; and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. The main support received from them were in term of grants for directed research, capacity building and sharing of industrial experiences.