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Singapore moves on solar but LNG to remain dominant

Singapore relies on gas to generate the bulk of its electricity, but solar energy could quickly ramp up as the country is looking to boost its use of renewables Singapore relies on gas to generate the bulk of its electricity, but solar energy could quickly ramp up as the country is looking to boost its use of renewables.
By Colin Shek 23 October 2017 0 28071
First LNG delivered to Singapore’s LNG terminal. First LNG delivered to Singapore’s LNG terminal. (Shell)

Solar power may have a major impact on Singapore’s energy mix over the coming years, eroding the dominance of gas in the country’s electricity generation even as it vies to become a regional LNG trading hub.

Gas generated 95% of Singapore’s electricity in Q1 2017, but solar energy could supply 25% of projected peak electricity demand by 2025, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said on Monday at Singapore International Energy Week.

“While natural gas will remain a key component of our energy mix, there...