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Gridhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/about-us/media-resources/news-and-media-releases/Digital-Twin-for-National-Power-Grid Media Release Singapore's First Digital Twin for National Power Grid 27 October 2021 Singapore’s First Digital Twin for National Power Grid Created in collaboration with government agencies, industry players and research experts to enhance power grid resilience A brighter and more sustainable energy future – this is what Singapore’s first digital twin for the power grid will enable. Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. 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Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=digital-twin Search Singapore's First Digital Twin for National Power Gridhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/about-us/media-resources/news-and-media-releases/Digital-Twin-for-National-Power-Grid Media Release Singapore's First Digital Twin for National Power Grid 27 October 2021 Singapore’s First Digital Twin for National Power Grid Created in collaboration with government agencies, industry players and research experts to enhance power grid resilience A brighter and more sustainable energy future – this is what Singapore’s first digital twin for the power grid will enable. Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingl
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With every purchase of My Green Credits from the OneMillionTrees Initiative category, SP Group pledges to donate 15% of proceeds to support the OneMillionTrees movement in partnership with Garden City Fund under NParks. Green Marketplace Welcome to Green Marketplace, where you can find greener choices for your planned purchases. These include financial services which encourage green living, for instance a home loan with incentives for solar panel installation, or a car insurance plan that rewards you for driving less! You can look for car loans specifically designed for the purchase of Electric Vehicles (EVs). You can choose home loans that encourage greener living, for instance with incentives for solar panel installation, or rewards if your home incorporates sustainability features. You can even choose financial services that encourage green behaviour, including an innovative car insurance plan that rewards you for driving less! 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles. 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Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngi
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MEDIA RELEASE 27 October 2021 Singapore’s First Digital Twin for National Power Grid Created in collaboration with government agencies, industry players and research experts to enhance power grid resilience A brighter and more sustainable energy future – this is what Singapore’s first digital twin for the power grid will enable. Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources. 2 The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: • Asset Twin 1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and • Network Twin 2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) 3 Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network. 4 In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations. 5 Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.” 6 Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.” 7 When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations. Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin About Energy Market Authority -- End -- The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG. ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2 The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: a. Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory 3 . b. Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO) 4 , the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-stransition-to-electric-vehicles. 3 Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: a. Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets. b. Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads. c. Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience. Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL OF NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE)
Singapore's First Digital Twin for National Power Gridhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/about-us/media-resources/news-and-media-releases/Digital-Twin-for-National-Power-Grid
Media Release Singapore's First Digital Twin for National Power Grid 27 October 2021 Singapore’s First Digital Twin for National Power Grid Created in collaboration with government agencies, industry players and research experts to enhance power grid resilience A brighter and more sustainable energy future – this is what Singapore’s first digital twin for the power grid will enable. Supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), SP Group (SP) and the Science and Technology Policy and Plans Office (S&TPPO) under the Prime Minister’s Office, the upcoming Grid Digital Twin will serve to enhance Singapore’s grid resilience to ensure grid reliability and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources.   The Grid Digital Twin is a virtual representation of the physical power grid assets and network and operates using real-time and historical data. It comprises two key models: Asset Twin1 for the health management of grid assets (such as substations, transformers, cables); and Network Twin2 for the assessment of impact on the grid when connecting new energy sources or consumers to the grid. The Grid Digital Twin is currently in a prototype stage and is expected to be fully developed over the next few years. When fully deployed, it will enable SP to better plan, operate and maintain the national power grid through modelling and simulations so that the actual works can be carried out in a more effective and efficient way. (Refer to Annex for more information.) Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin include improving network planning analysis and remote monitoring of asset conditions, thereby saving manpower resources in carrying out extensive physical inspections. As the Grid Digital Twin provides a more holistic model of the grid, it can facilitate planning of infrastructure for different needs (such as installation of electric vehicle chargers, and connection of solar photovoltaic systems and energy storage systems). Progressive enhancements to the Grid Digital Twin are in place to make it more accurate and efficient, as SP continues to digitise the existing electricity assets under the network.   In tandem with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore is looking to greener sources of energy and more diversification of energy supply, such as solar deployments, energy storage systems and vehicle-to-grid technologies. In addition, power grid operations will become more complex with increasing electrification and deployment of more distributed energy resources (DERs). Currently, the national power grid comprises over 18,000 transformers, with more than 27,000 km of underground cables interconnecting over 11,000 substations. The Grid Digital Twin will therefore help to future-proof our power grid, to ensure that it is well-equipped to manage such complexities while maintaining reliability of grid operations.   Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “The digital twin for our national power grid will help to enhance the reliability of our electricity supply and support our transition towards greater energy sustainability. With the pressing need to tackle climate change, the power grid needs to evolve to support a more complex power system that will connect to more diverse sources of cleaner energy as well as a growing network to meet rising demand.”   Mr Stanley Huang, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group, said, “SP Group works closely with EMA to explore measures to improve Singapore’s grid reliability and resilience. Harnessing the power of digitisation, the Grid Digital Twin enables us to monitor and test different scenarios based on a virtual replica of the grid. We can then effectively test potential upgrades and enhancements, and future-ready innovations such as the projects under the SP Group - NTU Joint Lab to support our ambition to empower the future of energy.”   When completed, the Grid Digital Twin will be a key initiative in contributing towards Singapore’s overall efforts for greater sustainability through enhanced grid network planning and operations.   Annex: Factsheet on the Singapore Power Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to forge a progressive energy landscape for sustained growth. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. Instagram: @EMA_Singapore | Facebook: facebook.com/EnergyMarketAuthority | Twitter: @EMA_sg | LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/energy-market-authority-ema-/ About SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China. As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast charging and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region. For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or for follow us on Facebook at fb.com/SPGroupSG, on LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and on Twitter @SPGroupSG.   ANNEX FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE POWER GRID DIGITAL TWIN A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s power grid will comprise two key models: Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory3   Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)4, the Network Twin is able to provide SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).   Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.   Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads.   Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience.   Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) KEY VISUAL FOR ASSET TWIN Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory) KEY VISUAL FOR NETWORK TWIN Dashboard for analysing electric vehicle charging impact on the distribution grid using the Network Twin (Image Credit: Institute of High Performance Computing and TUMCREATE) 1 The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by EMA to SP Group and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory. 2 The Network Twin is being developed by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project is funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO). 3 The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. 4 MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s- transition-to-electric-vehicles.
Leveraging Digital Solutions to Future-Proof Singapore’s Energy Gridhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/about-us/media-resources/news-and-media-releases/Leveraging-Digital-Solutions-to-Future-Proof-Singapore-s-Energy-Grid
Media Release Leveraging Digital Solutions to Future-Proof Singapore’s Energy Grid As part of Singapore’s energy transition, the Energy Market Authority (EMA), together with industry partners, have embarked on digital projects to future-proof the nation's energy grid infrastructure. There has been good progress in the development of Singapore’s first Grid Digital Twin and Distributed Energy Resource Management System, and they will continue to be developed over the next few years. These projects will serve to enhance the resilience and reliability of Singapore’s electricity grid and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources. Grid Digital Twin 2. Singapore embarked on the Grid Digital Twin in 2021 with the aim of enhancing Singapore’s grid resilience, reliability, and support the deployment of cleaner energy sources. The Grid Digital Twin, comprising two key models - Digital Asset Twin and Digital Network Twin - is a virtual replica of the physical grid network and infrastructural assets. Created in collaboration with Government agencies, industry players and academia, research and development for Singapore’s first Grid Digital Twin for the national power grid has demonstrated good progress. Digital Asset Twin 3. The Digital Asset Twin is a virtual replica of SP Group’s electricity network assets. Developed by the SP Group, in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), the Digital Asset Twin aims to enable network operators to monitor and analyse the condition and performance of grid assets, in order to mitigate potential issues. When fully developed, it is envisaged that the Digital Asset Twin will also enable informed decisions for prioritised and timely renewal and maintenance of grid assets. 4. Through in-house digital development capabilities, SP Group has built the core of the asset dashboard as well as key Artificial Intelligence (AI) engines and algorithms to integrate with sensors in real time. The SP-NTU Joint Lab will provide components of an Asset Health system and cost-effective condition monitoring sensors. SP Group targets to deploy a pilot by 2025. As costs of sensors, digital and communication solutions reduce, they can potentially be applied to the large number of distribution assets, such as the 18,000 transformers across SP’s 12,000 substations. Digital Network Twin 5. EMA has also collaborated with partners such as S&TPPO, A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), and TUMCREATE to develop the Digital Network Twin within the Singapore Integrated Transport and Energy Model (SITEM). With the development of the Digital Network Twin, it enables SITEM to make use of advanced modelling and simulation software to model the impact of additional Electric Vehicle (EV) demand on the grid and identify necessary infrastructure upgrades under different scenarios. This has provided insights to EMA and SP Power Grid (SPPG) on how substation capacity could be optimised to support EV charging. The Digital Network Twin is currently undergoing the next stage of translational research and development in order to deploy the developed solutions into an end-user software solution usable by EMA by 2025. The software solution will help to assess the impact of significant demand changes expected in the distribution grid as energy sector decarbonises. 6. A*STAR has also incorporated high-resolution electricity demand results obtained from the Digital Network Twin into a national-level energy systems model that aims to optimise Singapore’s long-term decarbonisation pathways. The effort has yielded positive initial outcomes through the identification of potential ways to reduce investment costs in the power sector over the next 30 years, as the nation seeks to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. EMA will also work with A*STAR and other partner agencies, through the Centre for Energy and Emissions Modelling (CE2M), to further improve long term power sector decarbonisation planning. 7. Through these initiatives, Singapore will have smarter and more efficient ways of monitoring and predicting the health of the nation’s grid assets and network. In addition, the Grid Digital Twin allows for a risk-free environment to study and test different scenarios. This will help future-proof Singapore’s power grid by ensuring that it is well-equipped to manage increasing electricity demand and changes in energy supply, while maintaining reliability in grid operations. Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) 8. Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) like solar generation systems, battery Energy Storage Systems (ESS), and Electric Vehicles (EVs) are likely to proliferate in the coming decades. This is because solar power generation and battery ESS are expected to become cheaper and more efficient, given ongoing research and development efforts as well as economies of scale. As such, it is increasingly vital to ensure that Singapore’s grid infrastructure is able to support the integration and deployment of cleaner energy sources.   9. To better optimise the management of small-scale DERs such as solar and EVs across the network, SPPG has embarked on pilot development for a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS). DERMS is a monitoring and control platform which aims to support SPPG’s network operators with real-time information and control capabilities to optimise DER connections. 10. SP Group has carried out a proof-of-concept in 2021, to explore use cases where monitoring and control of DERs could support network operations. From this first phase, monitoring and control solutions were trialled on test setup to gain first-hand experience and identify potential applications for Singapore’s context. 11. The next phase of the DERMS pilot is focused on solar forecasting and capabilities to prepare for increasing EV adoption, and will be test-bedded at selected SP substations. When fully developed, DERMS will be able to support network operators in the sustainable integration of solar and EV-related DERs into the network, while effectively managing reliability and system costs. ANNEX A: Factsheet on Singapore National Grid Digital Twin -- End -- About the Energy Market Authority The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. Through our work, we seek to build a clean energy future that is resilient, sustainable, and competitive. We aim to ensure a reliable and secure energy supply, promote effective competition in the energy market and develop a dynamic energy sector in Singapore. Visit www.ema.gov.sg for more information. About the SP Group SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, as well as sustainable energy solutions in Singapore, China, Thailand and Vietnam.  As Singapore’s national grid operator, about 1.6 million industrial, commercial and residential customers benefit from its world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective worldwide.  Beyond traditional utilities services, SP Group provides a suite of sustainable and renewable energy solutions such as microgrids, cooling and heating systems for business districts and residential townships, solar energy solutions, electric vehicle fast-charging stations and digital energy solutions for customers in Singapore and the region.  For more information, please visit spgroup.com.sg or follow us on Facebook at spgrp.sg/facebook, LinkedIn at spgrp.sg/linkedin and Instagram at spgrp.sg/Instagram.   ANNEX A: FACTSHEET ON THE SINGAPORE NATIONAL GRID DIGITAL TWIN 1. A digital twin is a virtual model of physical infrastructure, processes and systems that can carry out various functions such as intelligent data analysis, computer modelling and simulation and machine learning to support users in improving planning and decision-making processes. 2. The digital twin of Singapore’s national grid will comprise two key models: a. Asset Twin to optimise the planning, operations and maintenance of SP’s grid assets (such as substations, transformers, switchgears and cables). The Asset Twin is able to remotely monitor and analyse the condition and performance of assets and identify potential risks in grid operations early. This allows SP Group (SP) to make informed decisions on renewal and maintenance plans accordingly. Through in-house digital development capabilities, SP Group has built the core of the asset dashboard and the initial key AI engines and algorithms to integrate with sensors in real time. The SP NTU Joint Lab will provide components of an Asset Health system and break-through cost effective condition monitoring sensors. SP Group targets to deploy a pilot by 2025. As costs of sensors, digital and communication solutions reduce, these digital solutions can potentially be applied to the large number of distribution assets, such as the 18,000 transformers across 12,000 substations.  The Asset Twin is underpinned by five research projects awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to SP and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) under the SP Group - NTU Joint Laboratory[1]. b. Network Twin for impact assessment on grid. This uses modelling and simulations to determine the impact of additional loads (such as charging of electric vehicles) and distributed energy resources (such as solar photovoltaics and energy storage systems) on the grid. Using an advanced software framework known as the Multi Energy System Modelling & Optimisation (MESMO)[2], the Network Twin is able to provide EMA and SP with a high-level assessment of the impact of demands on the grid and any upgrades required for different scenarios. EMA and agencies such as A*STAR’s IHPC, S&TPPO, and TUMCREATE, have developed the Singapore Integrated Transport and Energy Model (SITEM) to model the impact of additional Electric Vehicle (EV) demand on the grid and identify necessary infrastructure upgrades under different scenarios. SITEM has provided insights on how substation capacity can be optimised to support EV charging. The first prototype Network Twin was developed as part of the SITEM project by the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), together with its technology partner TUMCREATE Ltd. The project was funded by the Public Sector Science & Technology Policy & Plans Office (S&TPPO).  IHPC is currently undertaking the next stage of translational R&D that aims to deploy the Network Twin into an end-user software solution usable by EMA engineers by 2025.  EMA will work together with A*STAR and other partner agencies in the Centre for Energy and Emissions Modelling (CE2M), which seeks to support long-term national decarbonisation planning. The initiative aims to develop a federated systems architecture that integrates the national energy system model, with sectoral models such as power and transport.  The modelling effort would better inform Singapore’s net-zero strategy, including our future power grid. 3. Key benefits of the Grid Digital Twin are: a. Enhanced condition monitoring of assets and prioritisation of asset renewal, by having a decision tool that can identify risks and prioritise grid assets renewal plans. The tool will take into account health, utilisation and failure history of the grid assets.  b. Improvement in carrying out network planning analysis by having a better network utilisation when balancing new or peak electricity loads. c. Optimisation of asset investment, by identifying potential synergies between asset renewal and upgrades for load growth without compromising grid resilience. [1] The SP Group - NTU Joint Lab was established between SP Group and NTU in 2020, to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. [2] MESMO is one of two primary simulation technologies that is used in the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM) project. More details on SITEM can be found on A*STAR’s website: www.a-star.edu.sg/News-and-Events/a-star-news/news/press-releases/supporting-singapore-s-transition-to-electric-vehicles. Grid Digital Twin comprising the Asset Twin and Network Twin (Image Credit: Energy Market Authority) Overview of Asset Health and Criticality Index for the Distribution Network (Image Credit: SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory)
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OverviewOur Smart Energy ServicesContact Us Our Smart Energy Network Distributed Energy Management System To cater to potential demand for renewable energy sources and maintain reliability in a distributed energy landscape, we have piloted the Distributed Energy Management System (DERMS) to manage the influx of solar photovoltaic, energy storage systems and electric vehicles connected to our electricity network. Through our real-time monitoring and smart control capabilities, integration of these distributed energy resources can be optimised while ensuring the reliability of our electricity network. Joint Lab with Nanyang Technological University SP Group will be embarking on S$30 million in research and education initiatives with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, to enhance the resilience of Singapore’s electricity network, improve the reliability and efficiency of supply to customers, and nurture experts for the energy sector. The collaboration will see the establishment of the SP Group-NTU Joint Laboratory to explore energy-related projects in the areas of asset management and network operations. Located on the NTU Smart Campus, the new joint lab will house 60 researchers, 85 undergraduates and postgraduate students, and serve as a training platform for SP’s engineers. Find out more Digital Twin Harnessing the power of digitalisation, SP Group is applying concepts of digital twin, using digital representation of physical assets to optimise maintenance and renewal, and enhance the reliability of our electricity network. This progressive development aims to put information about asset health and alerts at the fingertips of our officers, enabling them to respond swiftly according to asset conditions. This will strengthen our capabilities in failures prevention and enhance the reliability of the electricity network for our customers. Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration SP Group is pioneering the use of smart charging (V1G) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) as sustainable energy solutions for transportation in Singapore. We have invested in The Mobility House (TMH) to leverage expertise and technology in Europe and the United States to boost Singapore’s electric mobility capabilities. We are studying the feasibility of this solution to allow our energy system to integrate more renewable energy solutions, and to enable a low-carbon future for our customers.   Reference: Media Release Energy Storage System SP Group is supporting the growth of Energy Storage System (ESS) capacity to manage intermittency from solar energy and other network applications. ESS provides quick response when solar installations are affected by cloud cover, making it a reliable source of power. In collaboration with the Energy Market Authority of Singapore and industry partners, we have led the deployment of the first-ever utility-scale ESS at a substation in Woodlands. The deployment, designed for local conditions, will enable us to incorporate more renewables and other sustainable energy solutions into our electricity grid. Find out more Underground Substation SP Group is leveraging its expertise and experience in building the underground transmission cable tunnels to construct the first large-scale underground substation in Southeast Asia. Located at Labrador and scheduled to be completed in 2024, SP is constructing its 230kV electrical substation underground to optimise space in land-scarce Singapore for urban growth and development. This is in line with Singapore’s urban renewal plans and our SDG goals (United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals) of ensuring access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all and tapping on innovation to build sustainable infrastructure. Find out more
[13042017] The Business Times - GE opens IT resources and support centrehttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:e6223735-1fae-4ece-981c-189eb5de9581
OPSTORIES | 5 b- se ss- RT dy taprn- lco m n- to ho ed in usof his ecn- st to osits usmed ntof pt we ey on ep id acect al of at ce. ice m ice a TOPSTORIES The Business Times | Thursday, April 13, 2017 M1 GE sees opens small cell networks S’pore as alternative to costly spectrum Telco says it’s leader in deploying devices in crowded environments to supplement mobile network signals IT resources and support centre By Amit Roy Choudhury F1. We observed that they were able to absorb the spike in traffic during these amit@sph.com.sg @AmitRoyCBT events.” Singapore Ms Kooi added that M1 was progressively deploying small cells in the MRT-LRT M1 is banking on smart utilisation of its existing spectrum and new technology, like network and at the moment had already “small cell” networks – which are already covered more than 80 per cent of the stations, major bus interchanges, big shop- being deployed in public spaces like MRT stations – to provide the best possible quality of service to its customers. ment buildings. ping malls and public places in govern- Last week’s telecommunication spectrum auction surprised the market by be- was looking to “re-farm” existing spectrum The M1 CEO also noted that the telco coming the most expensive such auction that is now being used to provide third generation mobile telephony (3G) services to in By history for Andrea Singapore. M1, and Soh the other three telcos, Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), StarHub, Australian are yet to migrate to 4G. around 20 per cent of its customers who sandrea@sph.com.sg company TPG Telecom, which will start The reason the telco hasn’t yet started services by September next year, collectively @AndreaSohBT committed to paying S$1.14 billion the process of migrating its existing 2G cus- the “re-farming” exercise is because it is in for the 175 MHz (megahertz) of spectrum tomers to 3G since the discontinuation of that was on offer. During the last major 2G Singapore. “We will watch how this spectrum auction exercise in 2013, the regulator raised a total of S$360 million for trum for 4G.” goes before we start to re-farm the 3G spec- the AMERICAN 4G auction. conglomerate General Electric on Wednesday Ms Kooi, however, added: “We do encourage people to upgrade but not just There has been a market perception that, in comparison to to Singtel and Starfrom the spectrum perspective but also to opened an Asia Digital Operations Centre (A-DOC) in Singapore in its as bidding. part M1 committed of a commitment to develop digital industrial Hub, M1, which had a 23.7 per cent market enhance the service experience.” To a question with regards to the possibility of a price war once TPG starts its share as on December 31, 2016, was less aggressive services, Ms Kooi said: “We are very customer focussed and we like to give custom- S$208 million for 30 Mhz of spectrum while capabilities StarHub’s commitment was in S$349.6 the city-state. ers what they want and so we have evolved million for 60 Mhz and Singtel’s S$563.7 from a voice-centric network to a data-centric network. million for 75 MHz of spectrum. TPG Telecom spent Underlining S$23.8 million for 10 MHz of the new thrust in Singapore, it also signed spectrum. The telcos will pay for the spectrum as and when they become available areas where there is high data usage and we can put small cells networks there.” large data plans is at one level to pre-empt Ms Kooi: “Today we have a lot of traffic statistics ... which tells us which are the “So all these recent introduction of partnership agreements with grid operator SP Group, the fourth telco but more importantly we in different lots and bandwidths. want to give the customers what they In an interview with The Business Times, size of a A4 sheet of paper, are set up trum lots (20Mhz) of the 700Mhz spectrum, Institute while StarHub picked up of three Manage- lots that we value them and we want to keep want. We want them to know very early on Karen Spring Kooi, M1’s CEO, Singapore said the telco’s bidding strategy was very considered as it felt ment the mobile network signals. This al- and Singtel four lots. One of the main pur- them.” within and crowded environments Singapore to supple- that ment’s it had alternatives entrepreneurship to costly spectrum lows for signal boost for centre a high quality connection, even if the signal strength from is to allow the telcos to provide better qual- she was not in a position to discuss the ac- Platform poses of the 700 MHz E. spectrum allocation In response to a question, Ms Kooi said when it came to providing quality coverage and service to its customers. the nearest telecom tower is weak. ity indoor coverage. tual strategy that M1 will adopt to protect “We knew The we had group’s an effective alternat-A-DOive (to costly spectrum) as we are the alternative to acquiring an extra 700Mhz traffic statistics complemented by our ana- strategy close to our chests at this point of She said “densification” is the was an first effective such Ms Kooi said: centre “Today we have in a Asia, lot of and market share, “I want to keep the actual largest is HetNet part (heterogenous of a network) larger operator at the moment. We are way ahead of us less than S$50 million (to develop an ef- areas where there is high data usage and She, however added: “Having said that spectrum strategy lot. “We estimate by that it will the cost lysis company platforms which tell us to which transform are the time”. the others in terms of ‘densification’ and fective islandwide small cell network) and we can put small cells networks there.” we do not believe in competing on price. laying how the foundation IT is for a delivered future 5G network.” gone after the third pair of 700Mhz spec- rode on 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz (giga and quality. We believe we are a premium we don’t across have to spend any the more. If group. we had She added that M1’s small cells network We always competed on customer service By “densification” The Ms centre, Kooi was referring which trum it would helps have pushed provide up the price hertz) round-the-clock spectrum which M1 already owns. service IT provider re- and as a premium service to what is known as small cells network in way above the S$92 million for each lot.” “We have also used small cells outdoors provider we will be able to command a which devices or antennas, around the During the auction, M1 picked up two spec- during the New Year’s Day countdown and premium on our prices.” sources and support for GE, will house about 60 employees initially, with the potential to expand software jobs US three-fold firms have over US$1.6t the next in five tax years. havens: Oxfam GE opens S’pore IT resources and support centre By Andrea Soh sandrea@sph.com.sg @AndreaSohBT Source: The Business Times © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Permission required for reproduction. Singapore AMERICAN conglomerate General Electric on Wednesday opened an Asia Digital Operations Centre (A-DOC) in Singapore as part of a commitment to develop digital industrial capabilities in the city-state. Underlining the new thrust in Singapore, it also signed partnership agreements with grid operator SP Group, Spring Singapore and Singapore Institute of Management’s entrepreneurship centre Platform E. The group’s A-DOC is the first such centre in Asia, and is part of a larger strategy by the company to transform how IT is delivered across the group. The centre, which helps provide round-the-clock IT resources and support for GE, will house about 60 employees initially, with the potential to expand software jobs three-fold over the next five years. Separately, GE has also teamed up with SP Group, formerly known as Singapore Power, to develop capabilities in Industrial Internet of Things and intelligent applications so as to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the power network in Singapore. Specifically, engineering and digital experts from both companies will work to create a digital replica of the Singapore grid, known as a “digital twin”, which will enhance the performance of the network and reduce unplanned downtime. Having a digital twin of the network is akin to providing the doctor with health data every minute instead of going for a medical check-up once a month, SP chief digital officer Samuel Tan explained. With the real-time data, abnormal activity can be picked up more quickly, allowing for predictive maintenance that reduces costs, he told The Business Times. Data about the performance of the grid can also be compared with those from other grids around the world, allowing SP to enhance the grid’s performance further, he said, adding that these could potentially result in lower costs. SP is the first utility to work with GE on a digital twin; results from the partnership can be expected within 12-18 months, Mr Tan said. GE is also collaborating with Spring Singapore to develop a startup incubation and acceleration programme to promote ideas and solutions in Industrial IoT technology. These include agile programming, machine learning and algorithms for asset performance management, and cybersecurity. Similarly, it plans to establish a co-working space with Platform E to incubate Industrial IoT startups in Singapore and the region. “The Industrial Internet represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity for industry,” said GE chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt in a statement. “We look forward to working with our partners in Singapore to build a digital ecosystem and support entrepreneurship in the country.” Washington ues every year,” Oxfam senior adviser holders at the expense of important Separately, THE 50 largest US companies, including Apple, Microsoft and Wal-Mart, Apple is at the top of the ranking And the drastic reduction in cor- Singapore Shipping Forum 2017 Robbie GE Silverman has said. also teamed anti-poverty programmes. up with SP Group, are formerly parking about US$1.6 known trillion in with as more than Singapore US$200 billion offshore funds, followed closely by Pfstructive race to the bottom that has The Future of Shipping: Game Changers Power, porate income tax to will “feed develop into a de- capabilities in offshore tax havens to reduce their US tax burden, according to a study izer laboratories (US$193.6 billion) seen countries across the globe slash- published on Wednesday. Industrial and Internet Microsoft’s IT group of (US$124 Things bil- corporate and tax rates intelligent recent applications America said so the sum as for to 2015 enhance companies to keep profits the from reliability for- Meanwhile, “repatriation and efficiency holidays of the 27 April 2017, Thursday, 12pm to 3.30pm Poverty-fighting organization Oxfalion), the report said. US law allows years,” the report said. was a US$200 billion increase over eign operations offshore indefinitely, reward companies for keeping (Registration starts at 11am, includes lunch and networking cocktail) the prior year. The report cites the to avoid corporate taxes that are money offshore and avoiding their companies’ power own data. network among in the Singapore. highest the industrialized world. While the corporate tax move their profits to tax havens in ex- 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956 taxes” and “incentivizes companies to Level 4, Orchid Room, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre While not illegal, the companies “used a secretive Specifically, network of 1,751 rate engineering is nominally 35 per cent at the and pectation digital that they will experts eventually benefit from a one-time tax cut.” unprepared. A wave of game changers is upon the industry, disrupting maritime operations, technology, environmental from The maritime both industry sails at the edge of a disruptive storm that threatens to up-end the industry and engulf the subsidiaries in tax havens to stash” federal level, Oxfam said these 50 their earnings outside the US, Oxfam companies had an effective rate “President Trump promised to fix regulatory compliance and financing, even as the industry weathers a prolonged downturn since 2008. In the shipping said companies in the report released ahead will of nearly work 10 percentage to points create lower. a the digital rigged political and replica economic system yet his tax reforms will further en- this backdrop, we are pleased to present the Singapore Shipping Forum 2017, organised jointly by Moore Stephens LLP and of the Singapore grid, known as a “digital twin”, which will enhance industry today, astute recognition of opportunities and uncompromising cost effectiveness are absolute necessities. Against next week’s meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Donald Trump proposed cutting the rich powerful corporates at the ex- During his campaign, US President BNP Paribas, where we invite specialists and key players to share views on how maritime industry participants could best in Washington. rate to 15 per cent, and allowing companies to repatriate their cash re- businesses,” Mr Silverman said. “The pense of ordinary people and small respond to and capitalise on opportunities. “Tax avoidance has become standard the business performance practice across the serves with of a one-time the tax network of 10 per President and leaders reduce in Congress unplanned Topics covered: Who should attend? • Sailing in Turbulent Waters − Quo Vadis? CEO, CFO, COOs & Senior Professionals globe. Corporate tax dodgers cheat cent. Oxfam criticized both proposals, saying the tax cut would help prof- a tax system that works for everyone must rethink their reforms and build • The Future of the Baltic Exchange under Singapore Leadership of the Shipping Industry. America out of approximately downtime. • Impact of Shipping Regulations and Regulatory Costs US$135 billion in unpaid tax revenitable companies and wealthy share- and not just a fortunate few.” AFP By invitation only. • Panel: Ship Finance − The Shift from West to East For more information, please contact • Panel Discussion Ms. Victoria Lee at shipping@ Having a digital twin of the network is akin to provid- moorestephens.com.sg Rotorcraft ing the doctor Asia with gives health peek into data future every tech minute instead of going Nisha Ramchandani for a medical check-up once Asia will a feature month, commercial and SP de- chief digital By nishar@sph.com.sg fence applications and new solutions @Nisha_BT officer Samuel Singapore Tan explained. in With aerial, ground, the surface real-time and underwater unmanned systems. It will data, abnormal from activity the Asia-Pa- can be picked ers, up service more providers, buyers, quickly, aca- allowing Chairman Guest of Honour: AMID robust demand for new bring together manufacturers, suppli- Mr. Esben Poulsson build-helicopters International Chamber cific, the upcoming Rotorcraft Asia demia as well as government officials of Shipping President 2017 event will focus on new technologies and solutions for rotary wing Association Both events will have a VIP Buyers and regulatory bodies. Singapore Shipping for predictive maintenance that reduces costs, he told The aircraft. Programme, which will serve as a platform for exhibitors to meet buyers Business Rotorcraft Asia, which Times. is co-located with Unmanned Systems Asia, via pre-arranged meetings; VIP buyers attending include senior repres- will be held from April 18 to 20 at the Mr Leck of Experia Events says the Changi Exhibition Data Centre. about the performance entatives of the from the grid industry and can from also be compared “Innovation with in Rotorcraft” those is from other grids nam’s Ministry around of Public Security the and world, allow- rotorcraft market will continue A two-day strategic conference growing for the next 10 years. government bodies such as Viet- themed being held as part of the rotorcraft the Indonesian National Police. for Bell Helicopter and Pascal Mr. Julian Bray event where industry experts and This comes as the Asia-Pacific market will account 37 cent further, of he said, Editor-in-Chief Dauriac, research and technology director for Safran Helicopter Engines. TradeWinds business ing heads SP will to come enhance together to the grid’s performance share insights on pertinent issues 10,375 civil helicopters to be delivered by 2025, and challenges faced by manufacturers and operators of rotorcraft. Over the three days, over 4,000 adding that these trade visitors could from more potentially than 40 result making it the in biggest lower costs. driver of demand by region. “That One topic that will be discussed is countries are expected attend the really tells you the market is growing data analysis, SP and is its uses the in predictive maintenance. For instance, span a floor area of 5,000 square first two inaugural utility exbitions, to which work will and with will continue GE to grow on in the next a digital twin; 10 years,” said Mr Leck. sensors installed in components can metres. Companies will include international partnership and local heavyweights such can be expected within 12-18 The global unmanned aircraft systems market is expected to be worth results from the transmit data in real-time, allowing rotorcraft operators to predict when as Lockheed Martin and Singapore US$10.9 billion by 2021, while Asia Pacific’s commercial drone market is maintenance months, should be scheduled. Mr Tan Technologies said. Engineering. Smart data and big data can be useful tools especially as customers panies from the entire rotorcraft sup- A University R&D showcase will Other sponsors: Rotorcraft Asia will showcase com- projected to grow to US$650 million. grow more GE demanding, is also highlighted collaborating ply chain, from airframes, components and parts, to avionics, safety systions for unmanned systems and with also highlight Spring solutions and Singapore applica- to develop Experia a Events. startup Speakers at tems incubation and maintenance, repair and drone acceleration technology which have been programme Media Partner: to Leck Chet Lam, managing director of organiser the conference will include Jean-Brice overhaul (MRO). There will also be developed by local universities and Dumont, executive vice-president of helicopter mock-ups, as well as real tertiary institutions. Some of these applications Industrial are being used as IoT part of technology. Airbus promote Helicopters; J Scott ideas Drennan, helicopters and solutions on display. in director of engineering innovation Meanwhile, Unmanned Systems Singapore’s Smart Nation initiatives. These include agile programming, machine learning and algorithms for asset performance management, and cybersecurity. Similarly, it plans to establish a co-working space with Platform E to incubate Industrial IoT startups in Singapore and the region. “The Industrial Internet represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity for industry,” said GE chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt in a statement. “We look forward to working with our partners in Singapore to build a digital ecosystem and support entrepreneurship in the country.” Mr. Mick Aw Senior Partner Moore Stephens LLP Singapore Mr. Matthew Forrest Director, Transportation Sector, Investment BNP Paribas Singapore Mr. Logan Chong Managing Director BNP Paribas Hong Kong Mr. Steve Saxon Expert Partner - Shipping McKinsey and Company Mr. John d'Ancona Divisional Director - Dry Bulk Analysts Clarksons Asia | 5 Speakers Panelists Mr. Yang Chang Kun Managing DIrector Shipping ICBC Financial Leasing Mr. Mark Jackson Baltic Exchange Mr. Dimitris Belbas Managing Director EMS Partners Held in conjunction with: Mr. Jerry Yang Head of Shipping Minsheng Financial Leasing Co., Ltd Mr. Peter Hinchliffe Secretary-General International Chamber of Shipping Mr. Chris Johnson Partner Moore Stephens LLP Singapore Supported by: Mr. Terrence Tan Director, Transportation Sector, Investment BNP Paribas Singapore Mr. Tony Zhao General Manager & Head of Financial Market Department CMB Financial Leasing
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Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. 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In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development. Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search Searchhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/search?tag=smart-city Search [20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799 What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainabl
[20210430] The Straits Times - What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable cityhttps://www.spgroup.com.sg/dam/jcr:d1eb0dd3-254c-4c02-99d8-9b3da06e5799
What does it mean to be a smart and sustainable city? In the eco-vanguard are Tengah’s innovative cooling system and Punggol’s open digital platform Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district (above) in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to energy utilities provider SP Group. Tengah new town will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. PHOTO: SP GROUP test new concepts of living, working and service delivery for the neighbourhood. In Tengah, numerous initiatives – such as solar photovoltaic installations (which convert sunlight directly into electricity) and charging systems for electric vehicles, along with battery energy storage systems – are planned in an integrated manner. SP Group’s OneTengah digital platform will allow town council and facility operators to better measure, monitor and manage what systems are being deployed. Sustainable districts in a city hold huge promise for turning eco-conscious living into a collaborative endeavour. When such innovations are successfully implemented, the city is able to reap many benefits from systems-level integration and enjoy economies of scale, including energy savings. People: However, the success of these innovations ultimately rests on the people on the ground. Governments and developers can build the necessary infrastructure, but to actually reduce emissions, residents must do their part through individual lifestyle choices. A recent media survey found that nine in 10 Singaporean millennials are willing to make personal sacrifices to support climate change mitigation efforts. That’s why Tengah is designed to make it as easy and socially desirable as possible for residents to reduce their carbon footprint. One way Tengah will do this is through Eco Boards – digital displays that provide residents with block-level information on energy and water use. These will encourage utilities savings through “friendly competition” among blocks and allow town councils to achieve more efficient estate management. Additionally, the MyTengah app will allow residents to understand household utilities usage, intelligently control air-conditioning usage and buy energy-efficient appliances. Hugh Lim For The Straits Times Climate change and urbanisation are two of the most important challenges facing the world today – and they are inextricably linked. In South-east Asia, one of the most rapidly developing regions in the world, millions are moving out of rural settings into more urbanised areas every year. Sadly, this urbanisation is usually accompanied by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. However, this need not be the case. Recent studies reveal that residents of denser city centres emit half the greenhouse gas emissions of their suburban neighbours. Moreover, cities have the unique ability to respond to a global issue such as climate change at a more local level, engaging residents directly. Cities are crucibles of innovation and usually offer more immediate and effective communication between the public and decision-makers. Therefore, cities that are well planned and managed may hold the key to balancing economic growth and environmental sustainability. REQUIREMENTS OF SUCCESS On a city scale, urban infrastructure and policies are required to drive emissions reductions through lifestyle choices. Take the example of Tengah, Singapore’s most ambitious smart and sustainable new town to date. The Housing Board, in collaboration with energy utilities provider SP Group, will implement Singapore’s first large-scale residential centralised cooling system there. Such collaborations and initiatives will aid Singapore in achieving its pledge to cap its emissions by 2030 and halve them by 2050. Its success will hinge on three things: power, process and people. Power: Geophysical constraints make it challenging for Singapore to adopt large-scale renewable energy solutions. This makes improving the performance of energy-consuming systems critical. The National Climate Change Secretariat predicts an increase in average surface temperatures of 2.9 deg C to 4.6 deg C under the RCP8.5 greenhouse gas trajectory for the period of 2070 to 2099, relative to 1980 to 2009. (RCP8.5 is a baseline scenario referring to the concentration of carbon that delivers global warming at an average of 8.5 watts per sq m across the planet.) What an increase in average surface temperatures means for Singapore is that there will be a commensurate increase in demand for air-conditioners. The amount of energy used to cool Singapore – which has the highest rate in the South-east Asian region of air-conditioners installed per capita – is projected to grow by 73 per cent between 2010 and 2030. The good news is that Singapore is piloting more energy-efficient technologies, including district cooling systems like the one implemented in the Marina Bay district in 2006, enabling energy savings of up to 40 per cent, according to SP Group. Tengah, which is scaled at around 220 to 300 HDB blocks, will be similarly equipped with a centralised cooling system adapted for residential use. Through centralised cooling, lifetime household energy consumption is expected to be reduced by 30 per cent. The upcoming Punggol Digital District, developed by national industrial infrastructure developer JTC Corporation, will be equipped with a smart energy grid that can lower energy usage, distribute green energy such as solar power seamlessly across the district and detect abnormal energy consumption. In Punggol Digital District, the buildings will be 30 per cent more energy-efficient than conventional commercial buildings, thanks to the sustainable design and smart optimisation enabled by the district’s open digital platform. Process: Sustainable districts can serve as test beds for urban systems innovation, enabling government agencies and industry partners to pilot a suite of complementary policies and actions to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. Take Punggol’s open digital platform, which will collect districtwide data through its network of sensors, including building data (to do with lifts, lighting and occupancy, for example) and environmental data (such as temperature and rainfall). These data sets will allow JTC to optimise resources in real time and fix issues before they become serious problems. The open digital platform’s digital twin technology will also provide an experimental environment for anyone in the district. It will allow industries and researchers to tap the open data to MAKING A DIFFERENCE Tengah and Punggol Digital District are in the vanguard of city-level eco-smartness, but there are ways for everyone to contribute, no matter where in Singapore you live. SP Group is helping its customers to do just that through the My Carbon Footprint and My Green Credits features on the SP Utilities app. These allow customers to track carbon emissions resulting from electricity, water and gas consumption, and match this with the purchase of an equivalent amount of green energy. With the right urban infrastructure and power of knowledge, it will be possible to achieve climate action goals at both the individual and national levels. stopinion@sph.com.sg • Hugh Lim is the executive director of the Centre for Liveable Cities (www.clc.gov.sg), under the Ministry of National Development.
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SP Energy HubAnnual ReportReliabilitySustainabilityInnovation Best-in-class customer experience, with a personal touch RELIABILITY Our colleagues inspire us with their talent, dedication and capacity to juggle many hats in their profession, family and the community. Meet Jacqueline Chew as she gives us a glimpse into her work as the Head of Customer Care and mother to two 6-year old twins. Discover how Jacqueline and her team stayed resilient during the Circuit Breaker, focus on providing best-in-class customer experience and show what it takes to have a meaningful career in customer service. Jacqueline Chew, Head of Customer Care, is a firm believer of putting customers at the heart of service. Leading a team of 37, she is a familiar face at our Customer Service Centre at HDB Hub, Toa Payoh.  No two days are the same for Jacqueline. She is a strong pillar of support for her team, including the frontline customer service ambassadors.   The period during Circuit Breaker called for Jacqueline and her team to be steadfast and agile as they swiftly implemented safe management measures at the Customer Service Centre that remained open. They patiently tended to a surge in customer queries when meter reading services were suspended and bill estimation was in place.   “The Circuit Breaker period was most memorable. In order to maintain our service and keep the staff and customers safe, we had to re-design how we functioned. I recall not seeing my twins on weekday nights by the time I got home. I turned into a weekend mum! It was really tough on both home and work fronts, but I am glad we soldiered on and got through it.” Having spent more than 20 years in the service line, Jacqueline has seen how digitalisation has improved quality of life for people from all walks of life. She is constantly observing and thinking of ways to provide a seamless experience and has spearheaded several initiatives. “Service is not about reacting to issues, but constantly engaging our stakeholders, reviewing and anticipating their needs to meet their demands of tomorrow.” Beyond the centre, Jacqueline and her team are determined to provide best-in-class customer experience by incorporating technology and re-designing processes. This includes providing a one-stop service with the SP Utilities App at customers’ convenience. With her hands full, she credits her family and her teammates for empowering her to excel at work and at home.    “To young children, we mean the world to them. After a long day at work, rallying the team and managing unexpected customer cases, sometimes I wish for a quiet and restful night. When I get home, my twins ‘fight’ for my attention before I can take my dinner and unwind. Like most mums, my me-time only begins when they are asleep.” When asked on her advice for younger women keen to embark on a career in customer service, Jacqueline shares that this line of work is a good stepping stone to sharpen interpersonal skills through interaction with people from all walks of life. “You can also hone your problem-solving skills, to think on your feet and develop a pulse for the customers’ needs.” TAGS SERVICE EXCELLENCEPEOPLE OF SP YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED TO READ Underground wonders Hasinah leads in the coordination between LTA and SP Group on island-wide projects such the Thomson-East Coast Line and the integrated North South Corridor. Guardians of the Grid Executive Engineer Mohamad Elmi Sha Bin Mohamad Nasir and his colleagues at SP Group's Distribution Control Centre are part of the unit that oversees Singapore’s electricity grid round the clock. Empowering talent Benjamin Festin describes how SP is constantly designing programmes for employees to grow and upskill, while Muhammad Ariff Bin Ramli shares how he feels empowered to assume greater responsibilities in his job role.
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