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Grants of S$10m offered for electricity grid projects

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore gave six grants and funded different projects.

Teams working on Smart Grid technologies received S$10 million in research grants for programs that aim to focus on ensuring the reliability and resilience of the electricity grid, energy analytics, storage, condition monitoring and control systems.

There were over 39 proposals received and each one was thoroughly checked.  “The proposals were rigorously evaluated through a two-stage process involving both international technical experts and an evaluation panel,” said an EMA spokesman.

The funds came from the Energy Innovation Research Programme of the Energy Innovation Programme Office. The office manages S$140 million for implementing strategies and programs for the developments in the energy sector.

One of the projects, led by Professor Kristin Wood from the Singapore University of Technology and Design focuses on creating a smart grid that could reduce the electricity consumption of its users. Another team from Singapore Polytechnic wants to develop micro-grids that allow the electricity from renewable generation sources to be transmitted without conversion.

Those are only two examples of revolutionary projects that could change the energy sector in Singapore and not only.