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Contract for Largest Government Solar Project to date Given to Sembcorp Solar

JTC awarded a contract to Sembcorp Solar Singapore for the construction of a 60-ha solar project on Jurong Island, which is expected to produce 117 megawatt-peak (MWp).

The fully owned subsidiary of Sembcorp will install solar technology on 84 football field-sized plots of land as well as the rooftops of five JTC buildings, including the Jurong Island Checkpoint and the above-ground Jurong Rock Caverns facilities.

According to Sembcorp, this is the biggest project by capacity that a public sector organization in Singapore has granted to date, Dec 12.

According to JTC, this deployment will raise Jurong Island’s total solar generation capacity from 25.2 MWp to 142.2 MWp, which is more than enough to power over 33,400 four-room HDB apartments yearly and lessen carbon emissions by more than 63,220 tonnes.

The system is anticipated to be operational in the second half of 2024, and the majority of the electricity generated by the solar deployment will be transferred to the national grid.

Additionally, JTC and Sembcorp Solar will work together to combine data from solar and energy storage systems on Jurong Island by developing a virtual power plant solution.

By means of analytics, real-time data monitoring, and energy asset optimization, the virtual power plant will enable energy management and enhance the main grid’s efficiency and adaptability.
The chief sustainability officer of JTC, Mr. Tan Chee Kiat, stated: “This award represents a critical step towards optimizing solar deployment on Jurong Island.” We are aggressively pushing solar adoption as a group, making solar installations simple for Jurong Island businesses.
According to the organization, 20 businesses on Jurong Island have switched to solar power thus far.The December 2022 opening of the tender will also help meet the island’s additional demand for solar power from an additional twelve firms.

Businesses can install solar panels on the roofs of their buildings and in open parking lots with no up-front financial costs by using JTC’s SolarRoof program.

This will assist it in reaching its goal of 900MWp of solar power production by 2030.

As part of its efforts to turn Jurong Island into a sustainable energy and chemicals park in support of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, Mr. Tan stated: “JTC is also exploring innovative strategies to efficiently manage energy resources and reduce operational carbon emissions on Jurong Island.”