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1 Intelligent Microgrid for Renewable Energy Technologies Test-Bedding Kang Seng SEOW Energy Market Authority

2 Background Current R & D in Singapore Project Drivers Concept Plan Implementation Conclusion 2

3 Background Current R & D in Singapore Project Drivers Concept Plan Implementation Conclusion 3

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5 Current Situation 5

6 Typical Load Profiles Load (kw) 60 Load (kw) :00 6:00 12:00 18:00 0:00 Time of day 0 0:00 6:00 12:00 18:00 0:00 Time of Day Residential Load Profiles Non-Residential Load Profiles 6

7 Background Current R & D in Singapore Project Drivers Concept Plan Implementation Conclusion 7

8 Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) Crystalline & Thin-film Silicon Solar Technology Novel Photovoltaic Devices Solar & Energy Efficient Buildings Testing & Certification S$130m funding Focused on industry collaborations Leads National Solar Repository; developing tropical modules International Research Luminaries: Prof Joachim Luther CEO of SERIS Former Director of Fraunhofer ISE Prof Armin Aberle Deputy CEO, SERIS Ex-Dy Dir of PV Centre of Excellence in UNSW Dr Bram Hoex 2008 SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award Winner

9 Energy Research NTU Wind & Marine Renewables Energy Storage Green & Smart Buildings Fuel Cells S$200m funding Large global network of top research partners Focused on industry collaborations Academic Partners: Industry Partners:

10 Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC) Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, A*STAR igrid: Intelligent and Decentralized power distribution networks Industry & Public Agencies igrid iders: intelligent DERS: Intelligent Control and management of Distributed Energy Resources A*STAR RIs/ Inter RI Programmes iders ieuse ieuse: Intelligent Energy Use: Smart and interactive energy utilization IHL s & International institutions C & C facility 10 1MW rated Experimental Grid Lab What we offer Multi-disciplinary research teams World class research facilities with state of the art tools. Leverage on capabilities and expertise within other A*STAR Research Institutes. R&D Facilities and Laboratory

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12 Background Current R & D in Singapore Project Drivers Concept Plan Implementation Conclusion 12

13 Project Drivers 1 Develop an intelligent micro grid infrastructure with renewable energy to meet electricity demand 2 Facilitate connection of close-to-market clean and renewable energy technologies for demonstration or test-bedding purposes 3 Build local capabilities in the area of smart grid design, system integration and the management of intermittent renewable energy sources 13

14 Background Current R & D in Singapore Project Drivers Concept Plan Implementation Conclusion 14

15 Whole Island Concept 15

16 Challenges of Whole Island Concept Restrictions - natural area and rare species of plants Terms of electricity supply Integration of intermittent energy sources Dynamic varying loads More reliable and cheaper electricity supply Preservation of the rustic ambience 16

17 Alternative Concept 17

18 Benefits of Alternative Concept Manageable demands Multiple residential and non-residential loads Laying of cables along access roads Better management of schedule and costs Potential expansion to other regions 18

19 Background Current R & D in Singapore Project Drivers Concept Plan Implementation Conclusion 19

20 An operator to design, build, own & operate an Intelligent microgrid Infrastructure to provide secure, reliable and quality electricity supply, facilitate test-bedding of close-to-market clean and renewable energy technologies, and test-bed its advanced grid management & control system with intermittent renewable energy resources A grant to cover partial capital costs Extend to other regions? 20

21 Background Current R & D in Singapore Project Drivers Concept Plan Implementation Conclusion 21

22 Pulau Ubin Clean and Renewable Energy Test-bedding Project is. a first-of-its-kind project in SE Asia with an intelligent microgrid infrastructure for renewable energy testbedding, a showcase of an environmentally friendly and selfsustaining energy solution for remote communities without access to power grids, and an opportunity for foreign organisations to partner Singapore based companies in deploying new energy technologies test-bedded to benefit local economies of remote regions 22

23 Thank You Energy Market Authority 23

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