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Singapore OKs import of 1 gigawatt of renewable power from Cambodia

March 22, 2023

PV Tech:

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) has granted conditional approval for the transfer of 1GW of clean energy from Cambodia to Singapore as part of the latter’s ongoing energy import strategy.

The approval was granted to Keppel Energy, the Singaporean energy conglomerate, and builds on the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed between the two countries last year on Energy Cooperation.

The imported energy will prioritise solar power, as well as hydropower and the potential for wind generation, and be supported by battery energy storage systems. It will be transported to Singapore via over 1,000km of subsea cables.

PV Tech Premium dove into Singapore’s plan to import 4GW of renewable energy by 2035 last September. The city state has a dearth of available land for renewable energy projects and currently generates the overwhelming majority of its electricity through natural gas.

[Will Norman]

More: EMA gives conditional nod to project importing 1GW of clean energy from Cambodia to Singapore

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