Industry Regulation Division
DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Mr Kng Meng Hwee
The Industry Regulation Division regulates the electricity, town gas and natural gas industries to ensure adequacy and reliability of supply by setting and monitoring compliance to various regulatory requirements such as codes of practice and performance standards; licensing of electrical and gas installations, competent persons and enforcing safety regulations. The division also oversees land matters, physical and cyber security of electricity and gas infrastructures, as well as the emergency preparedness of EMA and its licensees.
Dr Kang Cheng Guan
Dr Kang oversees the cyber security of the Power Sector’s Critical Infocomm Infrastructures (CIIs). He chairs the EMA Enterprise Risk Working Committee and liaises with auditors on Internal Audit matters. He also leads regular reviews of the electricity and gas systems to ensure their reliability and resilience, and represents EMA in various technical and standards committees.
Mr Wong Siew Kwong
The Inspectorate Department is responsible for the safe use of electricity and piped gas. The department formulates policies and implements technical measures / processes, and works with the industries and government agencies to establish and review regulations, codes of practice and standards. This is to ensure that only qualified persons licensed by EMA are allowed to carry out electrical or gas service works.
The department also enforces compliance with established regulations, codes of practice and standards of gas, electrical and supply installations by conducting regular inspections on electricity and supply installations. It carries out investigation of electrical and gas incidents involving consumer electricity or gas installations, and takes appropriate regulatory action against companies/individuals found to have breached any regulatory requirements.
ELECTRICITY SYSTEM DEPARTMENT
Mr Yeo Lai Hin
The Electricity System Department (ESD) is responsible for the technical regulation and development of the electricity system which comprises all power stations and the power grid to ensure adequate, reliable and secure supply of electricity to consumers in Singapore. The department sets performance standards on electricity licensees, and regulates them in respect of the Electricity Act, licence conditions, technical codes and performance standards.
ESD also investigates power outages and voltage dip incidents, and takes appropriate regulatory actions against licensees found to have breached any regulatory requirements. It carries out periodic reviews of power systems with licensees to ensure continued resilience of the electricity infrastructures.
In collaboration with various government agencies, ESD works on the Concept and Master Plan Review for land related matters pertaining to the electricity system, including power stations and substations, as well as conducting site feasibility studies.
The ESD also leads the review of EMA’s crisis management and emergency plans including the cyber and physical security of the electricity critical infrastructures. It coordinates emergency preparedness within EMA, and works with electricity licensees on their emergency preparedness.
In addition, ESD regulates qualified persons for cable detection work to minimise cable damage incidents by earthwork contractors. It also investigates cable damage and electricity meter tampering incidents and takes appropriate regulatory action against companies/individuals found to have breached any regulatory requirements.
GAS SYSTEM DEPARTMENT
Mr Ear Chow Foo
The Gas System Department (GSD) is responsible for the technical and safety regulation and development of the gas system which comprises the LNG Terminal, Onshore Receiving Facilities, Gas Transmission and Distribution network to ensure the adequate, reliable and secure supply of natural and town gas to consumers in Singapore. The department also sets performance standards on gas licensees and regulates them in respect of the Gas Act, licence conditions, technical codes and performance standards.
GSD investigates gas supply disruptions and safety incidents, and takes appropriate regulatory action against licensees found to have breached any regulatory requirements. It carries out periodic reviews and audits of gas systems with licensees to ensure continued resilience and safety of the gas infrastructures.
Together with various government agencies, GSD works on the Concept and Master Plan Review for land related matters pertaining to gas system infrastructures, and conducts feasibility studies where required.
The GSD also supports the review of EMA’s crisis management and emergency plans as well as the cyber and physical security of the gas critical infrastructures, and works with electricity licensees on their emergency preparedness.
GENERATION DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
Dr Darwin Chia
The Generation Development Department (GDD) is responsible for ensuring power generation capacity is adequate to meet future electricity demand, and to safeguard the security and
reliability of the power system. The department determines the amount and
timing of future power generation capacity required, taking into account projections
for electricity demand, imports and solar photovoltaic capacity.
As part of its work, the GDD will engage existing and new power generation companies to facilitate their new or repowering generation planting projects. It will also engage companies to facilitate potential
electricity imports including the securing of landing sites and sea corridors.
The GDD will also initiate reviews of the regulatory and energy market frameworks to facilitate new power generation planting. The department will also facilitate clearance from relevant government agencies on technical, regulatory, and commercial requirements for new power plants.
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