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Singapore Power launches S$30m centre to drive energy development

SINGAPORE Power (SP) on Thursday launched the Singapore Power Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Energy Development and Piloting with an initial investment of S$30 million.

The centre is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and it will develop, pilot, and integrate cutting-edge technologies into Singapore's infrastructure networks. For example, remote sensors and intelligent drones could be deployed to perform monitoring tasks, freeing up skilled staff for higher order work.

SP said it will form a dedicated 20-man team to spearhead the centre. The team will develop expertise in the development, testing and integration of new technologies in Singapore. The centre will test-bed these technologies to validate technical viability, integrate them with its networks, and eventually commercialise them.

"This will also support SP's objective to build future-ready networks and capabilities, to deal with the global trends such as the drive for smarter and greener performance, as well as the adoption of renewable sources," said the firm.