Energy Storage Programme
The Energy Market Authority (EMA) has established
an Energy Storage Programme to develop technologies that will enhance
the overall stability and resilience of Singapore's power system.
Energy Storage System Test- Bed
The Energy Storage System (ESS) Test-bed is one of the initiatives under the
Energy Storage Programme. Singapore's current energy storage landscape is in
its nascent stage. As this is one of the first ESS Test-bed, EMA and Singapore Power will jointly
run the Test-bed to better understand the feasibility of deploying grid-level energy
storage technologies locally.
energy storage refers to technologies capable of storing electricity on a large
scale within an electrical power grid. Such technologies may include lithium-ion
batteries, redox flow batteries and flywheels. Energy storage could be used to enhance grid stability
and support a higher penetration of intermittent renewable sources, such as solar PV into the grid.
The ESS Test-bed has three
- Evaluate the performance of these technologies, taking
into consideration Singapore's hot and humid climate and highly urbanised
the standards and guidelines associated with the deployment of ESS; and
- Establish the policy and regulation framework required
to facilitate the introduction of ESS into the electricity market.
Update on the ESS Test-Bed
EMA awarded two Singapore-led consortiums to implement
the ESS Test-bed. The Test-bed is expected to be implemented for three years at
two substation locations in the north and north-eastern part of Singapore. These will have an aggregated capacity of 4.4 MWh,
equivalent to powering more than 330 four-room HDB flats for a day. More
information is available here.
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