Vivien Shiao, The Business Times
THE Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Enterprise Singapore have jointly launched a grant call for local enterprises to develop solutions in deploying solar energy and optimising energy consumption.
The inaugural joint grant call also seeks to build up small and medium-sized enterprises' capabilities and intellectual properties in the energy industry, while supporting the growth and internationalisation of their businesses. This is in line with the EMA’s efforts to catalyse research and development initiatives to keep Singapore’s energy options open and to strengthen the resilience of the power system.
All proposals must be submitted by Nov 23, 2018, 12pm.
In addition, power engineering has been identified by the public service as a critical skill set given that power systems form the backbone of critical public and commercial infrastructure, from transportation to utilities.
To build these professional capabilities, the EMA, together with the Public Service Division and SkillsFuture Singapore, have collaborated to extend the SkillsFuture Earn-and-Learn Programme to polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduates pursuing power engineering-related roles in the public service.