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Source: CURRENT by GE / MidWest Green Sdn Bhd
CURRENT by GE Set to Transform Intelligent Lighting in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - CURRENT, powered by GE, is set to pave the way in revolutionising smart lighting in Malaysia, by offering solutions that allows for greater efficiency and productivity. These energy efficient Roadway LED lighting, is available in Malaysia via CURRENT's master distributor, Midwest Green Sdn Bhd (Midwest Green).

Various Municipal Councils in Malaysia have started to implement the requirement of LED street lighting for new townships, and some councils are now looking to expand this territory-wide. Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah (MPJBT) and the State of Terengganu Councils, through its project partners are now working with Midwest Green in this conversion.

The project is expected to generate savings of more than RM60 million (ranging from 30%-50%) per project, over the period of 11 years. Along with these municipal-wide retrofit conversion projects, Midwest Green is working on five other major projects and 30 other private townships in 2017/2018 alone throughout Malaysia.

According to Jacky Shen, Asia Commercial Leader (Current Powered by GE), "There is a strong wave of transition to LED lighting currently, especially in a nation like Malaysia which is built upon roads and highways that require quality lighting. The addition of sensors and controls technologies enables LED lighting to become an all-sensing network compiling data and analytics required to drive additional productivity and efficiency. While our immediate goal in Malaysia and Southeast Asia is energy efficiency, there are long-term implications that require a holistic approach and only CURRENT possesses the assets required to achieve such high-level energy efficiency and productivity."

In implementing this system in Malaysia, Midwest Green is looking towards working with more local municipal councils in installing IoT (Internet-of-Things) ready street lights, with plans to then equip the system with the sensors needed to generate data to enhance efficiency. According to Datuk Edward Chew, Managing Director (Midwest Green), "Our ultimate goal is to be able to connect the system with other services undertaken by municipal councils such as public transportation, to deliver data intelligence and subsequently, respond accordingly in real time to enhance long-term energy savings."

"City authorities face complex and challenging choices concerning infrastructure, balancing the need to maintain existing services while investing in improvements, managing population growth and enhancing sustainability, all within tight budget constraints. The operation and maintenance of street lighting is a major cost that contributes to these challenges for local authorities. But with the technology offered by CURRENT, we are able to transform the way cities can deliver, operate and maintain public lighting in a way that can generate a wide range of benefits to the local authorities and the communities they serve."

"Currently, we are working with our project delivery partners and clients to bring LED lighting solutions to the council's vicinity. Once implemented, the new lighting system potentially offers savings of up to 45% - 70% and will also improve operational efficiencies as there is less reliance on manpower being mobilised to determine faulty or non-functioning lights. Furthermore, better-quality lighting can also bring other benefits, such as improvements in traffic safety for all road users, city attractiveness and economic strengths."

About CURRENT by GE
A first-of-its-kind startup within the walls of GE, CURRENT blends advanced energy technologies like LED and solar with networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings and industrial facilities more energy efficient and productive. Backed by the power of Predix, GE's platform for the Industrial Internet, and a broad ecosystem of technology partners, CURRENT is helping businesses and cities unlock hidden value and realize the potential of their environments. Learn more at https://www.currentbyge.com/.

About Midwest Green Sdn Bhd
Midwest Green Sdn Bhd (Midwest Green) is CURRENT's regional partner for Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines. A pioneer in LED technology, Midwest Green is recognised as one of the leading providers of high-performance LED products, which include lamps, architectural lighting, retail display lighting, signage lighting, outdoor lighting and transportation lighting, to the commercial, public and utility sectors throughout Malaysia and the region. Midwest Green is committed towards delivering superior value to its customers and is continuing to expand its footprint in the region with offices currently in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Vietnam. Please visit http://mw-green.com/.

Issued on behalf of MidWest Green Sdn Bhd by Acendus Communications Sdn. Bhd.
Please contact Reshvinder Kaur at 017 275 7985 or Michael Poh at 012 395 5202.



Nov 22, 2017 14:00 HKT/SGT
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Sectors: Electronics, Daily Finance, Daily News, Alt. Energy, Digital, Local
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