EMA awards $11m FOR INNOVATIVE IDEAS UNDER INAUGURAL POWER GENERATION GRANT CALL

EMA has awarded research grants totalling over $11 million to six research teams under the recent Power Generation Grant Call. Assistant Chief Executive of EMA’s Energy Planning and Development Division, Bernard Nee (below), announced the winners at the inaugural Energy Innovation event on 6 June.

Submitted proposals underwent rigorous evaluation by international technical reviewers and panel members. All six projects awarded had strong involvement from industry partners such as Tuas Power, YTL PowerSeraya and Yokogawa Engineering Asia.

Importantly, these projects address industry-relevant challenges in areas such as haze-related risk mitigation, generation efficiency enhancements, and expert decision support system. One of the winning teams from Tuas Power noted that the grant call was especially timely given how the haze conditions last year had affected the performance of power plants.

More details on the six winning projects are at http://www.ema.gov.sg/media_release.aspx?news_sid=20140626jHhE2AVNVAnZ

Assistant CE/EPD Bernard Nee announcing the winners at Energy Innovation.