Andrea Soh, The Business Times
GRID operator SP Group, which is building the first micro-grid on mainland Singapore at the new Punggol campus for the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), on Monday signed a research agreement with the institution.
Both will work on research projects specific to the micro-grid, including tools to plan, optimise, and manage district energy systems, converting waste to a renewable energy source, and solutions to provide higher energy efficiency on the campus.
Said SIT president Tan Thiam Soon: "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 as well."