EMA and Shell invite SMEs to Co-create Smart and Clean Energy Solutions for Shell Stations
17 Jul 2020
The next time motorists
stop to refuel at Shell’s service stations, they could find that these stations
are doing more than just offering fuel, retail and automotive services. The Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Shell
have issued a joint grant call to develop smart and clean energy solutions for
Shell’s network of service stations which would not only power the stations but
provide fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs).
grant call would develop smart energy management system solutions to manage Shell’s
service stations. This system integrates the use of solar power and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) to power its stations, and
provide fast charging for electric vehicles (EVs). The charging could be up to three times
faster than the existing Shell Recharge 50kW rapid DC chargers, depending on the
grant call is also looking for an ESS equipped with enhanced cooling and fire
safety features suitable for deployment at service stations. The ESS would be used to power the service
stations’ operations and mitigate the intermittent nature of solar power. If successful, this could pave the way for the
wider deployment of ESS at more service stations, and support the adoption of
solar energy in Singapore.
4. This joint grant call is supported by
Enterprise Singapore under the Gov-PACT initiative. This initiative aims to assist Small Medium
Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups to collaborate and undertake innovative
projects, with the support of government agencies, to help them develop
commercially viable solutions. Successful SMEs, who could be part of a consortium, would have their solutions from the
grant call deployed at Shell’s service stations.
5. Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of
EMA said, “Our partnership with Shell is an example of how EMA is collaborating
with the industry to develop smart and clean energy solutions for a more
sustainable future. The use of more solar
energy and ESS will help to lower carbon emissions. This will also help Singapore achieve its
solar and energy storage targets.”
6. In the Singapore Energy Story, the goal
is to achieve at least 2 gigawatt-peak of solar power by 2030 and an ESS deployment of 200 megawatts beyond 2025. This will generate enough solar energy for 350,000
households each year.
7. “Shell is pleased to partner EMA and
the local industry to help Singapore further establish itself as a sustainable
city. Offering faster, lower-carbon EV charging would provide drivers with more choice in decarbonisation. This is in step with the country’s shift towards cleaner energy vehicles. It also supports Shell’s ambition of becoming a net-zero energy emissions business by 2050, or sooner,” said Emily Tan, General Manager, Shell City Solutions.
8. In 2019, EMA and Shell forged a
partnership to strengthen local capabilities, especially for SMEs, in deploying smart energy solutions. This grant call,
which stems from the partnership, allows interested SMEs to work alongside Shell to test-bed their solutions at three of Shell’s service stations and build up their commercial capabilities.
9. Interested parties may apply to
participate in this grant call at www.ema.gov.sg/ema-shell-partnership.aspx.Registrations will close at 12pm, 6 August 2020.
 In August 2019, Shell was the first company to launch EV charging services (Shell Recharge) at service stations in Singapore and South East Asia, offering on-the-go charging to motorists. See here
for more details.
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