From Semakau to South-east Asia: Singapore’s R&D efforts on grid resilience

NTUs Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore on the island of Semakau. PHOTO: ENGIE
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SINGAPORE - On the island of Semakau to the south of Singapore, solar panels and a wind turbine generate electricity through a system of interconnected microgrids – one of the largest in South-east Asia – that offers a real-life test bed for how a renewable energy grid may be best devised.

Microgrids are used to generate power in remote areas, where they offer a cheaper and more efficient alternative to building miles of transmission lines and wires from a large power station.

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