Exploiting Distributed Generation Programme (EDGE)
New energy technologies are transforming the traditional way power is generated and transmitted via the power grid. Globally, we are seeing greater deployment of distributed energy resources such as solar, energy storage and micro-grids. To build capabilities for Singapore to better capture opportunities associated with this trend, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) have collaborated on a $20 million research programme focusing on next-generation energy technologies. Known as the Exploiting Distributed Generation (EDGE) programme, it will focus on building capabilities in distributed energy technologies to prepare Singapore for an increasingly decentralised energy landscape.
Under this partnership, companies and researchers from all Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) will have the opportunity to participate in grant calls and develop innovative new technologies and capabilities in the areas of micro-grid design, distributed energy optimisation and management, and differentiated power-quality systems.
EDGE will also leverage test-bedding platforms such as the Pulau Ubin Micro-grid to raise the commercialisation prospects of successful research outcomes. Grant awardees will be able to implement their projects in a realistic and controlled environment to test out the viability of their ideas. Successful solutions can then be deployed on a larger scale at the upcoming SIT@Punggol campus micro-grid when it is completed in 2023. SIT, with its Electrical Power Engineering programme and future campus micro-grid that is in the heart of the Punggol Digital District, is well-placed to push the frontiers in distributed generation technologies.
EDGE was launched, together with its inaugural R&D Grant Call, during the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) on 30 Oct 2018. Find out more here.
More information on EDGE’s inaugural grant call is available here.
Visit here to find out more about the Experimental Urban Micro-grid @ Singapore Institute of Technology.
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