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Our Energy Story

Overview

Discover how the Singapore Energy Story sets the vision towards a net-zero energy future.

Energy Supply

Gain insights into the four switches that power Singapore’s economy and our daily lives.

Energy Demand

Discover ways to enhance energy efficiency and lower your carbon footprint.

Energy Grid

Explore how EMA ensures a reliable and secure energy supply for everyone.

Energy Market Landscape

Learn about the intricacies of Singapore’s energy market structure and operations.

Consumer Information

Electricity

Get tips on buying electricity and protecting your family from electrical hazards.

Gas

Learn about purchasing gas and safeguarding your family against gas hazards.

Solar

Access information on installing solar panels at your home and selling excess electricity to the national grid.

Regulations & Licences

Regulations

Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations, policies and frameworks governing the energy sector.

Licences

Learn about the licences that EMA issues to different stakeholders in the energy sector.

Regulatory Publications

Read about the Codes of Practice and Circulars that EMA publishes to regulate the energy sector.

Partnerships

Calls for Proposal

Collaborate with EMA in co-creating innovative solutions for the energy sector.

Consultations

Give your comments and feedback on EMA’s policies and regulations.

R&D Partnerships

Discover how EMA works with stakeholders to catalyse new and innovative digital technologies.

Talent Development

Learn about EMA’s efforts in nurturing talent and cultivate interest in the energy sector.

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Industry Licences

Please take a look at our most popular FAQs first to see if you can find the answers to your queries.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to apply for a Generation Licence or Wholesaler Licence depending on the nameplate capacity of each of your generating units. Please refer to the table below for details.

Nameplate Capacity Connected to the Power Grid? Type of Licence
Below 1 MW Yes Exempted
No
1 MW or more, but less than 10 MW Yes Wholesaler Licence
No Exempted
10 MW or more Yes Generation Licence
No

 

The processing time for a Wholesaler Licence typically takes up to 6 to 8 weeks after the receipt of all supporting documents and replies to EMA's queries. 

For a Generation Licence, the process can take up to 4 to 6 months (depending on the complexity of the project) after EMA receives the necessary supporting documents and information.

You will need a Gas Retailer Licence to sell or offer to sell natural gas to a consumer who is connected to the natural gas distribution network.  A Gas Retailer Licence will not be required for selling natural gas to a consumer connected to the natural gas transmission network.

However, you will need to either engage a Gas Shipper Licensee, or apply for a Gas Shipper Licence, to arrange with the gas transporter to convey natural gas to your customer.

The owner of the generating unit should hold the relevant electricity licence.

Generation Licence

For licensees with a licensed generation capacity of 10MW or more but less than 400MW, the annual licence fee consists of:

  • A tiered fixed component which is based on the generation capacity in MW set out in Schedule A of the Generation Licence as of 1 January of the year; and
  • A variable component of which is based on the electricity generated in GWh for the preceding calendar year.

For those with a licensed generation capacity of 400MW or more, the annual licence fee consists of:

  • A fixed component which is based on the generation capacity in MW set out in Schedule A of the Generation Licence as of 1 January of the year; and
  • A variable component which is based on the electricity generated in GWh for the preceding calendar year.

As the fees are subject to review on an annual basis, please contact EMA for the latest information.

Wholesaler Licence

The current annual licence fee for the Wholesaler Licence is $100. For the initial licence fee, it will be pro-rated based on the number of days remaining in the financial year. Subsequently, licensees will be required to pay the annual fee on or before 30 Apr every year.

As the fees are subject to review on an annual basis, please contact EMA for the latest information.

Send Us Your Enquiry

You may contact our licensing officers at ema_erl@ema.gov.sg for enquiries on:

  • Electricity Generation Licence

  • Electricity Wholesaler Licence

  • Electricity Retailer Licence

  • Gas Shipper Licence

  • Gas Retailer Licence

  • Gas Importer Licence

Our officers will respond to you within 3 working days.