Singapore's Energy Market Authority has announced the award of research grants totalling about $10 million to six research teams for projects on Smart Grid technologies under the auspices of the Energy Innovation Programme Office (EIPO). The six project s focus on ensuring the reliability and resilience of the electricity grid, and spans areas such as energy analytics, storage, condition monitoring and control systems.

The six projects are:

  • Toward green data centers as an interruptible load for grid stabilization in Singapore, with the principal investigator Dr. Wen Yonggang at Nanyang Technological University and industrial partners Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and SP PowerGrid Ltd
  • Dynamic optimization and energy management for smart grids, with the PI Associate Prof. Dipti Srinivasan at National University of Singapore and industrial partner SP PowerGrid Ltd
  • Research on DC microgrid for performance enhancement of smart grid, with the PI Dr Wang Huaqian at Singapore Polytechnic and industrial partner SP PowerGrid Ltd
  • Wattalyzer: An integrated solution for smart grid condition monitoring through advanced sensing and real-time analytics, with the PI Dr Shonali Krishnaswamy at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR and industrial partners SP PowerGrid Ltd and Power Automation Pte Ltd
  • Demand focused smart energy management in end-user environments for sustainable cities, with the PI Prof. Kristin Wood at Singapore University of Technology and Design and industrial partner Power Automation Pte Ltd
  • Advanced solar PV communication and control device for optimized systems performance, reliable metering and enhanced grid stability, with the PI Dr Thomas Reindl at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), National University of Singapore, and industrial partners Power Automation Pte Ltd, Solare Datensysteme Asia Pacific, and SP PowerGrid Ltd.