EMA, JTC launch S$6m open call for clean energy innovations on Jurong Island

THE Energy Market Authority (EMA) and JTC have jointly launched a Jurong Island Renewable Energy Request for Proposals (RFP) to accelerate the development of clean energy innovations for implementation on the island.

Projects will be funded by a joint commitment of S$6 million from EMA and JTC, with support from Enterprise Singapore (ESG), the 3 agencies said in a joint statement on Monday (Oct 25).

This comes alongside plans for Jurong Island to serve as a living testbed and model for the innovation and adoption of renewable energy, energy storage systems (ESS) and low-carbon technologies.

The RFP is open to the industry - which includes small and medium enterprises - and the research community, and funds will be used to support prototyping and demonstration on Jurong Island over the next 2 years.

EMA's chief executive Ngiam Shih Chun noted that the power sector contributes around 40 per cent of Singapore's total carbon emissions, and thus "has a significant part to play in reducing climate change".

Aligned with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the RFP is expected to help Singapore meet its long-term emissions reduction targets by advancing clean technologies in the 3 focus areas of renewable energy, ESS and low-carbon technologies.

Tan Boon Khai, chief executive officer of JTC, said the solutions will "bring us one step closer to the island's transformation into a sustainable energy and chemicals park", especially as energy transformation requires a diverse mix of innovative technologies.

Jeffrey Siow, managing director and chief operating officer of ESG, added that the RFP will help enterprises develop sustainable solutions for the market and capture opportunities in the green economy.

The RFP follows a Request-for-Information exercise from last year, which had received 39 proposals from the industry and research community.

Applications for the RFP are open from Oct 25, 2021 to Jan 24, 2022.


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