Research to help Singapore develop smarter and more resilient energy grids
Making sure that a mish-mash of renewable energy works well in real-life is an #NTUsg test-bed housed on the Semakau Landfill, located to the south of Singapore.
The test-bed comprises of solar photovoltaic panels and a wind turbine that generate electricity through a system of interconnected microgrids – one of the largest in South-east Asia – known as the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator-Singapore (REIDS).
Led by the Energy Research Institute at NTU, it tests how different renewable sources can work with energy storage systems like batteries and hydrogen fuel cells, generating new knowledge that can help engineers design smarter and more resilient energy grids for the future.
Prof Madhavi Srinivasan, Executive Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU said, “essentially, this is a demonstration of how an offshore renewable grid will look like in many other countries in the region, where renewables are being integrated with conventional power grids to supplement their power supply, or in remote communities, where the grid has to be a standalone."