Electricity Generation Licence

Notes to Applicant

  1. The estimated time taken to complete the form is 20 minutes.
  2. If any information provided by the Applicant is of a confidential or commercially sensitive nature, please identify such information in a separate document by noting the relevant sections and citing reasons why the information is considered confidential or commercially sensitive.
  3. The requirements stated in this application form are subject to changes, due to continual development and evolvement of the industry. You are advised to check with us periodically with regard to the latest licensing requirements.
  4. In the event that the licence is granted, an initial licence fee as well as an annual fee during the term of the licence would be payable.
  5. The Applicant should also seek the necessary approvals, clearances and endorsements (as required) from all relevant authorities in relation to the application and submit all relevant corresponding documents.
  6. All items marked with asterisk (*) are mandatory fields.

For Information

  1. You do not need to apply for an Electricity Licence for Generation Licensee to generate electricity if you fall into the following categories:
    1. The generating units are used solely to provide backup power in the event of interruption of electricity supply from the transmission system, and are not connected to and not operated in parallel with the transmission system (standby generators); or
    2. The nameplate capacity of the generating unit is less than 10MW. However, please note that for generating units with a nameplate capacity of 1 MW or more but less than 10MW which are connected to the transmission system, you will need to register as a market participant with the Market Company in accordance with the Market Rules and apply for an Electricity Licence for Wholesaler Licensee (Generation).
  2. The Applicant is required to first consult the Transmission Licensee for an electricity connection scheme and the Transmission Licensee will advise the Applicant on the proposed connection scheme accordingly. The Applicant is required to submit evidence of his acceptance of the Transmission Licensee's proposed connection scheme as part of his application.
  3. If the Applicant intends to use gas as a fuel for the generating plant, the Applicant is also required to consult the Gas Transporter Licensee for a gas connection scheme and the Gas Transporter Licensee will advise the Applicant on the proposed gas connection scheme accordingly. The Applicant is required to submit evidence of his acceptance to the Gas Transporter Licensee's proposed gas connection scheme as part of his application.
  4. The issuance of a licence does not guarantee registration by the Market Company for participation in the Wholesale Electricity Market in Singapore.
  5. The Licensee shall be subject to and shall comply with:
    1. the Transmission Code;
    2. the Metering Code; and
    3. any other relevant codes of practice and standards of performance issued or approved under Section 16 of the Act.
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