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.