Annual Report 2016
Country Reports


Dr. Narasimalu Srikanth, Mr. Mahesh Ramanathan S, Ms. Mary Ann Joy Quirapas and Dr. Michael Abundo Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (ERI@N)

Singapore has significant interest in renewable energy RD&D. Noteworthy milestones in Singapore’s Ocean Renewable Energy (ORE) activities include the development of various marine renewable energy test bedding sites, and collaborative projects between academic research institutes and industry, all of which benefit from the support of public agencies.

The Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS) project aims to test and demonstrate, in a large scale, micro grid setting on Pulau Semakau Island, the integration of a broad range of onshore and offshore renewable energy production, energy storage and energy management technologies. The REIDS project, led by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) and the National Environment Agency (NEA), was officially launched in October 2014 with ten industry partners.

At the regional level, the Southeast Asian Collaboration for Ocean Renewable Energy (SEAcORE) was initiated by ERI@N with partners from Southeast Asia to promote renewables and create new markets for partner industrial firms (ERI@N Report, 2012-2014). The Asian Centre for Energy (ACE) has recognized ERI@N’s efforts in creating the SEAcORE network, making it its official technical working group on ORE in the Southeast Asia region. Techno-economic feasibility projects between Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries, including Indonesia and the Philippines, are currently on-going through the SEAcORE platform. In 2016, ERI@N organized the Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference as part of Singapore Energy Week (SIEW 2016), where more than 350 participants from Asia, Europe and North America of varied backgrounds, including academia, industries and policy makers related to ocean energy systems benefited from this event.

2016 was seen as a successful year with completion of different marine-related projects and a stronger regional commitment towards more innovative and effective means of fully utilising ocean energy sources and technology towards tropical remote regional needs.