Plans to import 30% of S’pore’s energy from low-carbon sources by 2035
- Oct 25, 2021 4:33 pm GMT
Plans are afoot to diversify Singapores power supply, as well as lower the nations carbon footprint by importing around 30 per cent of its energy from low-carbon sources by 2035.
The authority said the first request for proposal will be launched in November this year and it will begin importing up to 1.2 GW of electricity by 2027.
The second request for proposal is expected to be issued in the second quarter of 2022, with the remaining quantities of electricity imports by 2035.
While EMA did not define what low-carbon energy is, this typically refers to energy generated from sources such as wind, solar or hydro power.
The authority said that it recognises that non-renewable sources may be needed as a start to make the imports commercially viable or available as baseload power.
That said, it stressed that proposals for electricity imported from coal-fired generation sources will not be accepted.
Separately, EMA also announced on Monday that it was embarking on a pilot with a consortium led by power generation company
This electricity will be supplied via a new interconnector that directly connects the solar farm to PacificLight Powers power station in
At present, natural gas, which EMA describes as the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, accounts for 95 per cent of Singapores power generation.
Nevertheless, EMA said the nation is on track to achieving its solar energy target of 1.5 gigawatt-peak (GWp) by 2025 and at least 2 GWp by 2030.
A third source of power for
There are also plans to develop other low-carbon alternatives such as hydrogen, and technologies such as carbon capture, utilisation and storage which can reduce carbon emissions from using fossil fuels for power generation.
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