ABCs of EMA

Learn about the terms used in the energy industry in this series!

Letter Description
A for Advanced Meter 

A for Advanced Meter
Curious to know how much electricity you’re consuming? With an advanced meter, you can track your household’s power usage using the SP Utilities mobile app. This makes becoming energy efficient a breeze. The good news is that by 2025, all homes will be installed with an advanced meter!

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 B for Battery

B for Battery
Did You Know - large-scale can store solar power for later use? Also known as Energy Storage Systems, they allow us to batteries harness solar power even when it’s not sunny or at night! We are looking to deploy 200 megawatts of energy storage beyond 2025. That’s about 240,000 mobile phone batteries!

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 C for CCUS

C For Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage
Being mindful of climate change and global warming is what we need today. That’s why we are exploring Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and industrial facilities.

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 D for Distributed Generation

D for Distributed Generation
This is small-scale generation of electricity at or near where it will be used. One example is installing solar panels at HDB blocks to power lifts during the day. Distributed generation can allow more clean energy into our energy mix.

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 E for Energy Efficiency

E for Energy Efficiency
There are many ways you can be energy efficient! Start by setting the temperature of your air-conditioner to 25C instead of 20C. You’ll save money while saving your planet! 🌍

For more energy-saving tips, check out our Instagram page: www.instagram.com/ema_singapore


F for Fast Charging Station
Did You Know - fast charging stations can charge an electric vehicle 🚗 in just 30 minutes!

G for Grid

G for Grid
The power grid which delivers electricity within Singapore has over 27,000km of cables. That’s more than the distance from Singapore to San Francisco and back!

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H for Hydrogen

H for Hydrogen
Singapore is exploring hydrogen as an energy source. It produces water instead of carbon dioxide when burnt. Making use of this low-carbon alternative in the future can help us reduce our carbon emissions.

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I for Imports

I for Imports
Today, we depend on fuel imports for our energy needs. Singapore is exploring ways to tap regional power grids so we can access cost-competitive and cleaner energy sources.

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J for Jargon

J for Jargon
We know energy terms and jargon can make your head spin 😕

Tell us an energy term you don’t understand on Facebook or Instagram, and we’ll try to explain them in the comments!

K for Kilowatt-hour

K for Kilowatt-hour
kWh = Kilowatt-hour = the unit of measurement for electricity consumption.

A 4-room HDB flat uses 360kWh on average every month! Keen to cut down your consumption? Here are some energy-saving tips on our Instagram page!

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