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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.

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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.

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Regulations

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

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

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

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

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

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Going the Distance with Singapore's Energy Transition

14 Nov 2023
Featured Stories 14 Nov 2023

Singapore has been actively working on energy sustainability, efficiency and reducing its carbon footprint.

Going the Distance with Singapore’s Energy Transition 

Since the launch of Singapore’s “4 Switches” Energy Story in 2019, we have made significant strides in creating a more sustainable energy future. At the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) this year, we announced the progress we had made – achieving  milestones in our targets for solar and electricity imports. We also updated on developments in ammonia solutions for power generation, plans for a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and a new gas procurement framework.

Beyond the progress with the “4 Switches“, there are initiatives in how everyone can play their part in conserving electricity and the next phase of enhancing reliability for our power grid. 

Earning rewards by saving electricity  

Energy conservation requires active effort. Just count the number of times you would enter a room, switch on the lights, and leave the room.

A new initiative that was announced at SIEW this year will empower consumers in electricity conservation and consumption. Targeted to be launched by second half of 2024, a Residential Demand Response (R-DR) programme by EMA and the SP Group (SP) will enable both residential and non-residential consumers that have smart meters to reduce electricity consumption during peak periods and get rewarded for doing so. 

The programme will use the SP mobile application (SP app) to send alerts to participating households to temporarily reduce or defer their electricity consumption. Participants will in turn receive benefits such as financial rewards. Details will be released when ready in 2024.

Participating households with smart meters can access detailed information in SP app about their electricity usage on an hourly basis.

Energy conservation plays a critical role in managing the energy supply and demand in Singapore, helping to keep the nation’s power system running smoothly and more efficiently.

Some tips for energy conservation include:

  • Setting the temperature to 25°C or above when using the air-conditioner
  • Air-drying your clothes instead of using a dryer
  • Skipping the water heater and taking a cold shower when the weather is hot and sunny
  • Switching off unused appliances at the socket

Leveraging power from Electric Vehicles to meet electricity demand for Singapore

Power banks are a common accessory for most of us today, to power up our mobile devices on-the-go. Electric vehicles (EVs) will soon have the capabilities to serve as ‘power banks’ for Singapore’s energy system to help meet the nation’s electricity peak demand.

A vehicle-to-grid (V2G) programme led by transport operator Strides will involve 15 commercial vans and 10 V2G-enabled EV chargers. This will be test-bedded in the Punggol region for the next three years. 

V2G allows EVs to not only draw electricity from the grid but also to send electricity back to the grid when needed.

V2G technology transforms EVs from just transport vehicles into mobile energy-storage units. When an EV is fully charged, its battery often has more power than it needs for regular driving. This extra energy can help to keep the power system stable especially when the demand for electricity is high. With the right charging systems in place, EVs can both take in power to charge themselves and give back excess power to the electricity grid when needed.

When the V2G technology is commercialised, EV users who participate in V2G programmes might also have the chance to earn rewards by selling the extra energy stored in their car's battery to the grid. These rewards may come in the form of payments, credits on energy bills, or reduced EV charging costs.

V2G technology enable EVs to share their unused battery capacity with the grid, helping fill gaps in renewable energy generation that can be unpredictable. This enhances our power grid reliability and will go a long way to support Singapore’s aim of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Find out more about the announcements made at SIEW 2023 here.


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