Demand for electricity in homes, industries, and commercial areas vary throughout the day and year. Thus, smart grids help to manage this demand – allocating electricity to where it is needed at a specific point in time, and diverting electricity away from areas that do not need it. With the government embarking on more test beds and R&D, Singapore is emerging as a leader in this area.
There are a few test-bed projects that the government has embarked on such as the Experimental Power Grid Centre on Jurong Island, the Pulau Ubin Micro-Grid Test Bed, and the recently announced Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator – Singapore (REIDS), that are platforms to explore how Singapore can integrate smart grids into our infrastructure. You can read more in the case studies section.