About 95 per cent of Singapore’s power is generated from natural gas combined-cycle turbines. Other forms of power generation include waste-to-energy plants and oil-fired generators. Renewable energy sources, such as solar PV, comprise less than 1 per cent of the peak demand, but are expected to grow by over 10 times in the next decades. Regionally, the proposed ASEAN integrated power grid could shift the energy landscape. It has the potential to enhance electricity trade across borders, promote competition, reduce total system costs, provide greater grid security and reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions.
Research conducted under this track is focused on electricity market design and regulation, the relative costs of power generation technologies and their environmental impacts, energy efficiency initiatives and integration of power grids.
- What are the opportunities and challenges for Singapore with respect to an interconnected grid in ASEAN?
- What are the policy implications for the envisioned adoption of solar PV in Singapore? How might we regulate this decentralised energy system?
- Would nuclear technologies suitable for urban or island deployment be feasible for Singapore?
- What is the feasibility of power wheeling for solar energy versus feeding back into the grid?
- What are the various upstream financing and investment models available for solar adoption?