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.

Past EMA Grant Calls

In May 2017, EMA launched the Energy Resilience Grant Call to seek R&D proposals to strengthen the cyber, physical, and market resilience of Singapore's power systems and energy markets, through the use of technologies such as blockchain, data analytics, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Results of this grant call, and other past EMA grant calls, can be found below.

 Grant Call    Aim  Downloads
Energy Resilience Grant Call (2017)To improve the resilience of Singapore's cyber-physical power systems and energy marketsMedia Release
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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