EMA, Shell Launch Singapore’s First Smart and Clean Energy-Powered Service Stations
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Singapore’s first smart and clean energy-powered service stations have been unveiled. This project was developed following an innovation grant awarded to Singapore renewable energy solutions provider Eigen Energy in March 2021, by the Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Shell, with support from Enterprise Singapore.
Three Shell service stations located in Tampines, Pasir Ris, and Lakeview will provide electric vehicle (EV) charging using 100% certified renewable energy, including energy from the solar panels at the rooftops of these stations and other Shell rooftops across Singapore. Consumers can look forward to powering their drives with cleaner energy solutions.
The energy harnessed from solar panels at the rooftops of each station helps to power the service stations, which are integrated with a battery energy storage system (BESS). Shell’s smart energy management system controls the BESS and monitors the power consumption to enable high-powered EV charging.
The three Shell service stations will also offer the fastest electric vehicle (EV) charging available at service stations in Singapore – more than three times faster than the 50kW DC chargers commonly available. Depending on the vehicle model, a typical 30kWh charging session at these three service stations can now be completed in less than 15 minutes.
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Mr Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said: “This project is a key milestone in our efforts to develop a more sustainable energy future for Singapore, particularly in electrifying our vehicle population and scaling up solar adoption. The project demonstrates the importance of partnerships between government, industry leaders like Shell, and SMEs like Eigen Energy in realising a clean energy future. We look forward to more of such collaborations to co-create sustainable energy solutions with the industry.”
“We hear from EV drivers that many chose EVs to support sustainability. Now we are glad to better serve our EV community with cleaner charging options using 100% certified renewable energy” said Mr. Doong Shiwen, General Manager of Mobility Singapore at Shell. “Coupled with being the fastest EV chargers in service stations, these three stations embody our vision of the future of mobility and push us forward in our goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. We can learn from this pilot to deploy Shell Recharge at locations facing grid constraints to effectively grow Singapore’s EV-charging infrastructure island-wide.”
In line with efforts under the Singapore Green Plan 2030 to increase solar energy deployment, this project is part of a multi-year partnership between EMA and Shell to foster innovation, support local companies, and strengthen capabilities in energy storage and digitalisation. Over the past two years, Eigen Energy, has innovated alongside EMA and Shell as the sustainable infrastructure systems integrator, delivering this project to its success.
Please refer to Annex A for more details on how Shell’s smart energy management system works.