Schneider Electric, Engie start work on micro-grid demonstrator in Singapore
Wind-photovoltaic smart microgrid system. Source: Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology (www.goldwind.cn). Licence: All Rights Reserved.
Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric SA (EPA:SU) on Monday said it signed a tripartite agreement with Engie Lab1 and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to develop a renewable micro-grid demonstrator in Singapore.
The new initiative is part of the existing Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator in Singapore (REIDS) project located on Semakau Island. Led by NTU with a consortium of partners, the REIDS aims to develop a micro-grid demonstrator to address the energy access challenge in off-grid areas and islands by integrating various renewable sources and storage systems.
The partners will look for scalability and ability to start from both greenfield system and brownfield system through a plug and play approach, a power control module allowing up to 100% intermittent renewable integration, and a multi-fluid optimization module to enhance synergies between different decentralized energy resources.