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Singapore deployed its first energy storage system

Singapore’s first Energy Storage System (ESS) to enable more energy efficient port operations has been deployed at Pasir Panjang Terminal and will be operational in Q3 2022. This ESS is part of the Smart Grid Management System (SGMS) which has the potential to improve the energy efficiency of port operations by 2.5% and reduce the port’s carbon footprint by 1,000 tCO2e per annum, the equivalent of removing around 300 cars off the road annually. The pro

ject is part of the $8 million partnership between the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and PSA Corporation Ltd (PSA) to transform PSA’s energy usage in port operations through the use of smart grid technologies and energy management systems.

EMA and PSA have awarded a consortium led by Envision Digital to develop an SGMS which includes an ESS and solar photovoltaic panels managed by Envision Digital’s EnOSTM.

Whenever there is a forecasted surge in energy consumption, the 2 megawatt/2 megawatt-hour battery ESS is activated to supply energy to help meet demand. With this enhancement to Pasir Panjang Terminal, spikes in energy demand of the port will be minimised.

Ms Jeanette Lim, Director of the Industry Development Department at EMA, said, “Electricity demand will grow in the next decade with increasing electrification. The adoption of innovative demand-side technologies such as smart energy management systems and energy storage systems will help us optimise our energy supply and power grid capabilities. We are pleased to partner PSA to support this project to reduce the overall energy usage and carbon emissions of Singapore’s port operations. Innovative digital solutions such as this project will play a part in making our energy systems more efficient and resilient.”

Mr Alvin Foo, Head of New Technologies and Sustainability at PSA, said, “As a premier hub port driving innovation, digitalisation and sustainability, PSA can play an active role in contributing and co-creating Singapore’s smart grid architecture and energy systems. We are excited to partner EMA in unlocking the full potential of battery energy storage solutions to achieve cleaner and more efficient energy for our operations. As PSA enhances efficiency with port automation, we will continue to drive collaborative innovation with our partners for greater resilience in our energy future.”

“We are pleased to work with PSA and EMA to further their digitalisation for decarbonisation agenda. With energy, machines, and systems orchestration through the use of EnOSTM, our jointly developed SGMS solution will support PSA in its sustainable development initiatives such as large-scale electrification and enable better management capabilities when PSA adopt different green energy sources. Our joint work with PSA will result in a reference model for ports embarking on sustainable development journey,” said Mr Tan Joo Hong, Head of Global Ports Solution at Envision Digital.

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