New deal boosts energy access in and around Singapore

An agreement has been signed to improve energy access in Singapore, South-East Asia and the Pacific. Schneider Electric, ENGIE Lab and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have agreed to boost infrastructure […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

An agreement has been signed to improve energy access in Singapore, South-East Asia and the Pacific.

Schneider Electric, ENGIE Lab and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have agreed to boost infrastructure in off-grid areas with a series of microgrids.

The joint initiative will form part of the existing Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator in Singapore (REIDS) project and aims to potentially provide power to thousands of islands in the region in the future.

It plans to develop a scalable microgrid demonstrator that can integrate various renewable sources, storage systems and a power control module to control intermittency.

The collaboration will bring together operational and planning capabilities from ENGIE and energy management expertise and innovation from Schneider Electric.

The partnership will integrate and test a range of solutionsĀ to provideĀ a package of services including electricity and mobility.

Beyond this project, Schneider Electric also intends to set up and develop facilities in Singapore to help its customers facing growing clean energy demand.

Singapore plans to impose a carbon tax in the next two years in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.