SINGAPORE: A clean energy pilot programme at Pulau Ubin is now into its second phase, and the Energy Market Authority has awarded S$5 million to two projects.
ATEN Pte Ltd and Power Automation Pte Ltd will test energy storage and Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS) will carry out real-time monitoring of the micro-grid’s performance.
They will leverage the existing micro-grid's infrastructure to better understand how energy can be stored in Singapore's hot and humid environment, as well as develop a sensor system which can monitor the micro-grid's performance in real-time.
Residents and businesses on Pulau Ubin do not draw electricity from Singapore's main power grid, as laying transmission cables from the mainland is an expensive endeavour due to the low demand. Instead, they rely on diesel power generators.