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Power generation sector crushed by massive overcapacity

EMA says investments in generation capacity are commercial decisions, but it's exploring temporary measures to alleviate situation

Singapore's power generation sector has a total capacity of 13,350 megawatts (MW). Peak demand, however, averaged only 7,000 MW in the year to March 2017, leaving a spare capacity of 48 per cent in the system.


PRESSURE is mounting in the Singapore power generation sector. Mired in massive overcapacity for the past few years, all generation companies (gencos) but one have slipped into the red.

And if the situation persists, there is a possibility a genco could go bust, some warn

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