Energy Planning & Development Division
Deputy Chief Executive
Mr Ralph Foong
The Energy Planning and Development Division
(EPDD) was formed in September 2007 upon expansion of EMA's mandate to serve as
the agency for energy development in addition to its regulatory and power
system operation functions. The Division oversees the planning and
developmental aspects of EMA's work in the energy sector. EPDD’s key roles are
to (i) grow and harness our knowledge and capabilities to develop long-term
energy strategies and plans for Singapore (ii) provide impetus to the growth of
the energy industry in Singapore and develop a dynamic energy landscape, and
(iii) drive Singapore's relations and cooperation with key international
players and organisations in the energy arena.
ENERGY TECHNOLOGY AND DATA
Mr Darryl Chan
comprises the Energy Technology Branch and the
Research & Statistics
Unit. The Energy Technology Branch assesses
the technical and economic feasibility of a range of energy technologies
for application in Singapore’s energy system and densely populated landscape.
It also evaluates the research and education requirements for the building
of capabilities in these energy technologies. The Research & Statistics
Unit oversees the whole-of-government’s energy data collection and undertakes
quantitative research, data modelling and publication of energy statistics.
EXTERNAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
Mr Jonathan Goh
The External Relations Department works
to advance Singapore's energy interests and establish the country as an energy
thought leader and responsible global citizen. The department formulates
strategies and policies to establish and develop relations and co-operation
with countries and various international organisations. Its responsibilities
include promoting Singapore's energy interests in regional forums such as
ASEAN, APEC and EAS. The department also oversees EMA's annual flagship energy
event, the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW). This is a week-long
event that brings together policymakers, global energy professionals and
commentators to discuss pertinent energy issues, strategies and solutions, and
serves as a platform for Singapore to shape and influence the global agenda and
discourse on energy.
INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Ms Jeanette Lim
The Industry Development Department aims
to catalyse the development of the energy sector in Singapore. The Department
promotes the development and demonstration of innovative energy research
activities, such as the Smart Energy Challenge and Energy Innovation Programme
Office. It also works with industry stakeholders to develop manpower
capabilities to meet industry needs, drives the efficient use of energy and
promotes the sector through publications and platforms, such as the annual
Statement of Opportunities and Energy Industry Forum.
POLICY AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT
Mr Lee Seng Wai
The Policy and Planning Department
develops energy policies and plans to meet the overarching objective of
ensuring a cost-competitive, environmentally sustainable and secure energy
supply, and alignment of the energy policies and plans with corporate strategies,
risk and performance management to ensure that EMA’s overall goals are
achieved. The department’s work includes facilitating the entry of renewables
such as solar energy, ensuring sufficient power generation capacity in
the long term, as well as assessing the fuel mix policy for Singapore.
NATIONAL ENERGY TRANSFORMATION OFFICE
Mr Toh Wee Khiang
The National Energy Transformation Office (NETO) was set up to plan and better coordinate energy research and development across agencies. The office also looks into policies for the adoption of game-changing energy solutions. These include ways to improve industrial energy efficiency and the deployment of solar energy.
ENERGY CONNECTIONS OFFICE
Mr Lee Seng Wai
The Energy Connections Office (ECO) oversees two key areas: electricity imports, and the future of demand.
imports is a key needle mover to decarbonise the power sector to meet
Singapore’s 2030 climate change goals. The office will ensure that electricity
imports are implemented on time, through policy and regulatory measures.
The office will also look at demand-side measures that would enable consumers to provide services to the energy market, shave their peak demand, and reduce energy consumption.
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