SP Group and SIT sign research agreement
Singapore, 23 April 2018 – SP Group has inked a Research Collaborative Agreement (RCA) with SIT at the 2018 International Utility Working Group (IUWG) conference, held from 23 to 27 April. The utilities meet annually to benchmark and share best practices on opportunities, disruption and transformation in the rapidly transforming industry.
From left to right: Mr Wong Kim Yin, Chief Executive Officer, SP Group; Guest-of-Honour Mr Lawrence Wong, Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance; Mr Brandon Chia, Head, Singapore Power Centre of Excellence; Associate Professor Ivan Lee, Vice President (Industry & Community); and Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT.
The RCA between SP Group and SIT on energy-saving solutions is an important milestone in the development of SIT@Punggol by 2023. It follows the agreement SP Group and SIT inked on 23 October 2017 at the Singapore International Energy Week to build a multi-energy micro-grid at Punggol.
Professor Tan Thiam Soon, President, SIT said, “SIT is working with SP Group to build a campus at Punggol that targets zero emissions. The first of its kind in the region, the multi-energy micro-grid will also serve as a teaching and applied research platform for SIT students and other stakeholders in the energy ecosystem. While SIT students will undoubtedly benefit through this partnership by leveraging SP’s expertise, SP will eventually have an industry-ready pool of local power engineering talent that it can tap on as well.”
Among the research projects specific to Punggol Digital District (PDD) are:
• Building of tools for the planning, optimisation and management of district energy models
• Exploring converting waste to a renewable energy source;
• Solutions to provide higher energy efficiency around the campus.
The projects will enable SIT to tap on green energy sources, increase efficiency and savings, provide students with a living experimental laboratory to learn from, and help nurture local power engineering talent.
About SP Group
SP Group is a leading energy utilities group in the Asia Pacific. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and district cooling businesses in Singapore and China. SP Group is committed to providing customers with reliable and efficient energy utilities services. Close to 1.5 million industrial, commercial and residential customers in Singapore benefit from SP Group’s world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. SP Group also drives digital solutions to empower customers to manage their utilities, reduce consumption and save cost.
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About Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s university of applied learning. It aims to be a leader in innovative university education by integrating learning, industry and community. SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy with a unique pedagogy that integrates work and study. It also offers specialised degree programmes in partnership with world-class universities. To find out more about SIT, visit singaporetech.edu.sg.