Keppel and EMA to pilot Singapore’s first floating energy storage system.

by Oct 26, 2020

The Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) have jointly awarded a research grant to pilot Singapore’s first floating Energy Storage System (ESS). This project was awarded to a consortium led by Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision Digital) and is part of the $10 million partnership between EMA and Keppel O&M to develop innovative energy solutions in the marine sector announced in April 2020. Keppel O&M will be working with the consortium to deploy a 7.5 MW/7.5MWh lithium-ion battery ESS on Keppel O&M’s Floating Living Lab (FLL). This will be Singapore’s largest ESS deployment to date, with sufficient capacity to power more than 600 4-room HDB flats a day. As Singapore’s hot and humid environment can affect the performance of the ESS, the testbed will use an innovative liquid-cooling solution that utilises seawater to cool the battery cells and enhance the lifecycle of the ESS. ESS will also explore the first-of-its-kind battery stacking solution in Singapore to improve efficiency. The project is expected to be completed in 2023 and would help support power grid stability and resilience and facilitate the adoption of more renewable energy such as solar. Link to the news: