$10mn for smart grid research in Singapore


Chee Hong Tat,
Chief Executive,
Singapore — (METERING.COM) — July 3, 2013 – Singapore’s Energy Market Authority has awarded six grants totaling SG$10 million (US$7.9 million) for research on smart grids.

The six projects are:

  • Towards green data centers as an interruptible load for grid stabilization in Singapore, with the principal investigator Dr Wen Yonggang at Nanyang Technological University and industrial partners Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and SP PowerGrid Ltd
  • Dynamic optimization and energy management for smart grids, with the PI Associate Prof. Dipti Srinivasan at National University of Singapore and industrial partner SP PowerGrid Ltd
  • Research on DC microgrid for performance enhancement of smart grid, with the PI Dr Wang Huaqian at Singapore Polytechnic and industrial partner SP PowerGrid Ltd
  • Wattalyzer: An integrated solution for smart grid condition monitoring through advanced sensing and real-time analytics, with the PI Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR and industrial partners SP PowerGrid Ltd and Power Automation Pte Ltd
  • Demand focused smart energy management in end-user environments for sustainable cities, with the PI Prof. Kristin Wood at Singapore University of Technology and Design and industrial partner Power Automation Pte Ltd
  • Advanced solar PV communication and control device for optimized systems performance, reliable metering and enhanced grid stability, with the PI Dr Thomas Reindl at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), National University of Singapore, and industrial partners Power Automation Pte Ltd, Solare Datensysteme Asia Pacific, and SP PowerGrid Ltd.

“I am encouraged by the interest and support from the industry and academia,” said Chee Hong Tat, EMA chief executive and co-executive director of the Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO) under whose auspices the awards were made. “The selected projects will help strengthen the resilience and efficiency of Singapore’s electricity grid.”

A total of 39 proposals from the industry and academia were made for the awards.

Another grant call by EMA on enhancing the availability, reliability and overall system efficiency of the power generation sector is currently open, closing July 18, 2013.