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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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Tapping on natural gas allows us to safeguard energy security while accelerating the adoption of clean energy sources.

Overview

As a small country with limited natural resources, there are limitations on how we can deploy renewable energy sources. 

Thus, natural gas remains a key fuel source while we scale up our renewable energy deployment. Currently, about 95% of our electricity is generated using imported natural gas.

Improving Efficiency and Reliability

EMA is focused on improving the efficiency and reliability of our natural gas power plants.

  • We launched the Genco Energy Efficiency Grant Call to encourage our power generation companies to invest in energy efficient equipment and technologies.

  • We also launched an incentive scheme for advanced Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGTs) to encourage power generation companies to adopt new and more efficient advanced CCGTs.

New Generation Capacity

To ensure Singapore has sufficient generation capacity to meet our growing energy demand, EMA launched a Request for Proposal to invite interested private companies to build, own and operate new generation capacity by end-2027.

Besides having sufficient generation capacity to produce baseload energy, we also require fast start generation capacity such as Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGT) units in order to handle unexpected shortfalls in generation capacity. 

Despite being less efficient than CCGTs, OCGT generating units have the advantage of starting up quickly in less than 10 minutes to generate electricity. The role of fast start generation capacity is therefore critical in ensuring the security and reliability of our power system.

Due to the lack of commercial interest in building OCGT units, EMA has commissioned its subsidiary, Meranti Power Pte Ltd to build two new OCGT units. Targeted to be fully operational by June 2025, these units will use mainly natural gas and are able to take up to 30% hydrogen.