Workers to ‘sweat’ to reduce govt power bills


By Syed Jaymal Zahiid, FMT

PUTRAJAYA: The government is seeking to slash its hefty power bills by reducing the use air conditioners in all its buildings. It is also mulling to stretch the policy to the private sector.

Energy, Green Technology and Water Minister Peter Chin Fah Kui today said the move would see the government’s utility costs slashed in an estimated four to seven percent for every degree of temperature reduced from the total amount spent on air-conditioning in federal buildings.

Roughly about 40% of Putrajaya’s electricity bill goes to air-conditioning, revealed Chin further.