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.
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.
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.
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.
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.