While Singapore does not have natural resources, we lie in a region with abundant renewable energy sources. Regional power grids can therefore allow us to access energy resources that would otherwise be unavailable or limited in land-scarce Singapore. This move could help us to diversify our energy sources and meet rising electricity demand here.

It also accelerates the development of renewable energies in the region. This will facilitate greater interconnectivity between countries in the region, and provide greater energy resilience and stability for all involved.

What is the Government doing?

  • We plan to import a capacity of up to 4 gigawatts (GW) of electricity through a competitive Request for Proposal process.
  • Steps will be taken to ensure energy security, such as diversifying our import sources and having sufficient back-up supply.
  • We are conducting trials to build the know-how for future imports. The trials include:
    • 100 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Peninsular Malaysia.
    • 100 MW of solar-generated electricity from Pulau Bulan, Indonesia.
  • We have also commenced the import of 100 MW of hydropower from Lao PDR, via the Laos PDR-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LTMS-PIP) since June 2022.

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