Singapore will be the first country in Southeast Asia to get the first floating and stacked Energy Storage System (ESS) at Seatrium’s Floating Living Lab, with a maximum storage capacity of 7.5 megawatt-hours.
It will start operations in the first quarter of 2024. Seatrium has been working in partnership with Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA), and this is the first floating and stacked ESS in Southeast Asia, the company said in a statement. It is part of a $10 million partnership between the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Seatrium to develop innovative energy solutions in the marine sector and was announced in April 2020.
In a statement, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) said, referring to a typical residential apartment in Singapore, “The facility has a maximum storage capacity of 7.5-megawatt hour (MWh) and can meet electricity needs of “more than 600 four-room HDB households for one day.”
An ESS operates as an energy reservoir, capturing surplus energy during periods of low demand and releasing it during peak power consumption periods.
“The stacked and floating energy solution is crucial in addressing Singapore’s limited land availability,”Seatrium said.
The EMA added that the project addresses Singapore’s land constraints as its deployment footprint is up to 40% less than land-based ESS.
As per EMA, ESS will support the intermittent nature of solar power which fluctuates during rainy and cloudy periods.