05 August 2019
About 20 students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic were recently given a tour of the Power System Control Centre of the Energy Market Authority (EMA).
Students had the opportunity to view the operations in the centre’s highly secured control room, where energy flow across Singapore is monitored and regulated. They were also provided with an overview of Singapore’s power system and the functions of the EMA.
During the tour, students applied concepts from physics to understand why electricity has to be transmitted at a higher voltage through Singapore’s energy system.
The EMA programme, known as the Powering Lives Trail, includes visits to facilities such as the Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal on Jurong Island, where gas to power Singapore is imported, and the Pulau Ubin Micro-grid Test-bed, which assesses the reliability of electricity supply in a micro-grid set-up using intermittent renewable energy sources such as solar energy.