Grant Calls

EMA rolls out competitive grant calls to catalyse applied research and development (R&D) of innovative technologies and solutions. This aims to address industry-relevant challenges and opportunities in the energy sector that lead to long-term solutions for Singapore's energy challenges.

Power Systems Competitive Research and Test-bedding (CRT) Funding Initiative

Over the past few years, EMA has awarded over $60 million benefiting over 25 companies and 11 Institutes of Higher Learning/Research Institutes under the RIE2015 Energy Innovation Research Programme (EIRP).

Under RIE2020, EMA will build on the past momentum and focus RD&D efforts in the three areas of power utilities, energy storage and smart grids that will meet Singapore’s energy needs. $46 million has been allocated to launch competitive grant calls and test-beds projects on this front.

Energy Resilience Grant Call 2017

Singapore has one of the world’s most stable and reliable power systems. However, this cannot be taken for granted due to emerging trends in increased distributed generation, aging underground assets, smarter grids and proliferation of demand-side management systems, increased digitalization and system openness, and new business models.

To improve the resilience of Singapore’s cyber-physical power systems and energy markets, EMA has launched a competitive grant call on 8 May 2017 to seek R&D proposals that employ the use of technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to meet the above challenges. The call is open to institutes of higher learning, public research organisations, agencies and companies. More information on the Energy Resilience Grant Call and the application process is available here. All proposals must be submitted by 5 July 2017.

Past EIRP Grant Calls

In May 2015, EMA sought R&D proposals on energy storage system through an EIRP competitive grant call. The Energy Storage Grant Call focuses on catalysing cost-effective energy storage innovations that can be effectively deployed in Singapore.

 Grant Call    Aim  Downloads
Solar Forecasting Grant Call (2017) To develop accurate solar forecasts for power grid operations in SingaporeMedia Release
Energy Storage Grant Call (2015) To catalyse cost-effective energy storage innovations that can be effectively deployed in Singapore. Media Release
Smart Grid Grant Call II (2014) Improving Singapore's grid resilience. Media Release
Gas Technology Grant Call (2014) Enhancing the operational readiness and resilience of our gas network and LNG infrastructure. Media Release 
Power Generation Grant Call (2013) Increase the availability, reliability, and overall efficiency of the power generation sector. Media Release
Smart Grid Grant Call I (2012) Improve grid operations through innovative technologies such as energy analytics, storage and control systems.  Media Release       
Smart Energy Challenge (2009) Encourage the development of new technologies and solutions which would strengthen Singapore’s energy competitiveness, efficiency and security. Media Release 

For more information on grant calls in general, please email EMA_EnergyR&D@ema.gov.sg

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