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Efforts ongoing to encourage adoption of solar energy

We thank Forum contributor Lek Lee Eng for his feedback and suggestions. The installed solar capacity in landed homes has grown about four times since 2015, from 3.6 MWp to around 14.9 MWp as at the fourth quarter…

Solar vision: Why it’s not all sunshine and roses for Singapore’s solar energy plans

Dutchman Edgare Kerkwijk must be “walking on sunshine”. His solar business, to use his own words, is going “gangbusters” and his phone has been blowing up. “Every time one of the ministers says something about green energy, we…

No electricity bills from retailer for four months, and no rebates applied

I am writing to highlight the apparent lack of coordination between SP Group and third-party electricity retailers in the OEM. I am a subscriber to one of the biggest retailers, Geneco. I was dismayed to find that Geneco…

Singapore looks to grow power generation capacity

The Republic is looking to develop its power generation capacity to ensure electricity supply remains reliable, with some power plants here near retirement and appetite for electricity set to grow in view of emerging sectors such as EVs,…

EMA seeks proposals for trial to import electricity from Malaysia

EMA is seeking proposals to appoint an importer for a two-year trial to import electricity from Malaysia. The imported electricity should preferably be from low-carbon sources, EMA said on Fri. It added that proposals for electricity imported from…

Budget debate: Electricity prices likely to go up, but efforts will be made to ensure a gradual rise

Electricity prices are likely to increase as Singapore’s electricity overcapacity situation normalises and fuel prices rise, said Second Minister for MTI Tan See Leng on Thurs. However, he noted that price surges and volatilities will be managed. “Even…

Trade-offs and challenges ahead as Singapore moves towards cleaner energy: Tan See Leng

Singapore needs to obtain energy that is secure and reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable but seeking to achieve each means trade-offs for the others, said Dr Tan See Leng, Second Minister for MTI on Thurs. He highlighted this…

Almost half of 1.4 million households have switched to Open Electricity Market retailer: Energy Market Authority

Almost half of 1.4 million households in Singapore have switched to buying electricity from a retailer, said EMA on Thurs. Since the nationwide rollout of OEM two years ago, about 48 per cent of all households have switched…

Renewable energy source in Malaysia preferred in trial: EMA

A renewable energy source in Malaysia will be the preferred choice for Singapore under the upcoming electricity import trial, said EMA. “Potential importers will need to specify the sources of their supply, which will be one of the…

S$23 million in grants awarded to 3 power generation companies for energy efficiency projects

A total of S$23 million in grants has been awarded by EMA to three power generation companies for energy efficiency projects that will reduce their carbon emissions, it said on Tues. The three companies are Senoko Energy, Tuas…

Smooth start to Singapore’s first pre-event Covid-19 screening

The opening of SIEW 2020 on Mon saw the first ever pre-event Covid-19 swabbing taking place. A pilot run of pre-event testing using Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) was earlier announced on Oct 20. Health Minister Gan Kim Yong…

Singapore Government sets aside S$49 million for low-carbon energy research

The Singapore Government has set aside S$49 million to fund low-carbon energy research and test-bedding efforts in hydrogen and carbon capture utilisation and storage. Making his opening remarks at SIEW 2020 on Mon, MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing…

Singapore to import 100 megawatts of electricity from Malaysia in two-year trial

Singapore is set to import electricity from Malaysia as early as next year in a trial to diversify the country’s energy supply. Making the announcement on Mon, MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing said: “We will kick this off…

Singapore deploys energy storage systems to help maintain reliable source of solar power supply

Singapore has deployed its first utility-scale energy storage system at a substation in Woodlands, said EMA on Thurs. Its capacity is equivalent to powering more than 200 four-room HDB households for a day. “Solar is the most viable…

Call goes out for proposals to develop advanced electricity meters

EMA has issued a call for proposals to develop and test-bed advanced electricity meters that can operate on Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) wireless communications technology. Interested parties such as meter manufacturers are required to partner telecommunications companies to submit…

EMA, Shell issue joint grant call for SMEs to develop smart, clean energy solutions

EMA and Shell have issued a joint grant call targeted at SMEs to develop smart and clean energy solutions. The joint grant call is supported by ESG under the Gov-PACT initiative. The initiative aims to assist SMEs and…

COVID-19 circuit breaker, hotter weather led to higher electricity usage in May: EMA, SP Group

The COVID-19 “circuit breaker” period and hotter weather led to higher electricity usage for most households last month. An average increase of 22 per cent in daily household electricity consumption was noted in May compared to Feb this…

Singapore achieves 2020 solar target, enough to power 60,000 households a year

Just in time for Earth Day, Singapore has met its 2020 solar target of 350 MWp EMA and JTC said on Wed. The target was set in 2010 and this achievement brings Singapore a step closer to achieving…

Singapore considers solar energy imports to cut emissions

Singapore is considering importing solar electricity as the city-state looks to diversify its energy supply and meet its goal of cutting net greenhouse emissions to net-zero by the second half of the century. Singapore’s electricity regulator told Reuters…

Measures to encourage electric vehicle use: Allowing tech that can charge car in 30 minutes, electric motorcycles on expressways

To encourage the wider adoption of cleaner vehicles here, the Government will allow the installation of fast-charging stations that can fully charge an electric car in about 30 minutes. Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary said…

Reason for electricity tariff hike

We thank Mr Alan Chiu Chen Hong for his feedback (Puzzled by electricity tariff hike as natural gas price has dropped, Jan 1). The power generation companies in Singapore import natural gas under long-term contracts at commercially negotiated…

Transition towards cleaner energy – a collective effort

We thank Mr Ong Yao Min for his feedback (Brighter future with higher use of solar power, Nov 26). We agree that more can be done, and the public and private sectors must work closely together to scale…

Advanced electricity meters for all homes in next five years

We thank Mr Seah Gang Xin and Mr Goh Wei Qi for their feedback on the use of advanced meters for more energy-efficiency. Over the next five years, advanced meters will be rolled out to all homes. New…

Senoko Energy clarifies that it does not need more Government funding in ‘foreseeable future’

Senoko Energy has clarified that it does not need more funding from the Singapore Government in the “foreseeable future”, after a media report last week said it has sought a rescue package from local authorities. It also said…

Smart meters really the smart solution?

EMA and MEWR explained the benefits of replacing the analog meters with advanced meters. However, it does come with its downside. The report suggests that this initiative will be made mandatory. Not all homes contribute to high energy…

Advanced meters among new initiatives to help households manage electricity usage

Three new initiatives were announced on Tues as part of efforts to help households use electricity more efficiently. The measures include advanced electricity meters which are being installed at all households. The meters allow residents to access their…

Wholesale electricity price a cheaper option for consumers? But experts say it depends on usage, market conditions

Consumers looking for more bang for their buck have been exploring different retailers of electricity in OEM, but they can also consider buying electricity directly from the wholesale market through energy utilities provider SP Group. It may be…

It’s switch and save as SP powers up households with cheaper option

SP Group’s market share may have contracted since Singapore opened the electricity market for 1.4 million households to pick among more than ten retailers but the national utility should not be off the table as a cheap(est) option…

Government ramps up solar power targets

The government has set a new target deployment of 2 GWp of solar energy by 2030, which is eight times today’s installed capacity. The new target is estimated to be sufficient to meet the annual power needs of…

40% of homes have switched from SP Group to new electricity retailers

About 40 per cent of residential consumers have switched from SP Group to a new electricity retailer as of end-Aug this year, EMA said on Tues. EMA said about 560,000 households have made the switch, out of the…

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