SINGAPORE – The Energy Market Authority (EMA) is requesting information to explore the potential of harnessing geothermal energy across Singapore.
This train will assist the EMA put together for an eventual proposal name for a geophysical investigation venture, and the venture will assess the viability and scalability of deploying geothermal techniques in Singapore.
Interested events wanting to take part within the train have to define the potential approaches, strategies and execution particulars in finishing up the venture, stated the statutory board in a press release on Wednesday (April 20).
Singapore is positioned inside a area of excessive warmth stream underground, with a risk of getting high quality geothermal sources at higher depths.
Advances in expertise, resembling superior geothermal techniques, have enabled the extraction of warmth from scorching dry rock, deep underground.
Advanced geothermal techniques are “closed-loop” techniques the place pipes constructed underground carry fluid – which picks up warmth by conduction – to the floor. The warmth from the fluid can then be tapped to generate electrical energy.
If the Republic is discovered to have substantial geothermal useful resource potential, it may contemplate the expertise choices accessible to deploy geothermal energy regionally, added the EMA.
Geothermal energy was recognized as one renewable energy supply that would assist to convey down the nation’s emissions to web zero by or round 2050, stated the EMA’s Energy 2050 Committee Report launched final month.
The upcoming venture will complement ongoing exploratory research within the northern and japanese elements of Singapore, by offering a extra complete evaluation of the geothermal potential across the entire of Singapore, and figuring out appropriate deployment places.
The northern and japanese areas have been recognized to maintain geothermal potential primarily based on their greater floor temperature measurements. Two recognized areas with geothermal potential are the Sembawang Hot Spring Park and Pulau Tekong, which is gazetted for navy use.
If there may be potential to harness geothermal energy in Singapore, this may add to the nation’s greener energy combine. The nation has been deploying photo voltaic energy – at the moment probably the most viable renewable energy possibility right here – and is growing regional energy grids to import low-carbon electrical energy.
Singapore is aiming to import round 30 per cent of its electrical energy wants from low-carbon sources by 2035.
Parties to take part within the request-for-information want to ship of their submissions to the EMA by May 20.
More particulars on the request are available online.