The Singapore Energy Market Authority (EMA) has teamed up with Shell to launch Singapore's first smart green energy service stations. The project was developed by Eigen Energy, a local provider of renewable energy solutions, which received an innovation grant from the EMA and Shell in March 2021.
Three Shell service stations are located in Tampines, Pasir Ris and Lakeview (Upper Thomson Rd). The electricity for charging the electric vehicles (EVs) comes from solar panels on the station’s roof and other rooftops belonging to Shell across Singapore.
According to EMA, these service stations are also the fastest in Singapore, providing charging speeds more than three times faster than commonly used 50 kW DC chargers.
The solar panels on the roof of each service station are integrated with a battery energy storage system (BESS). The generated energy assists in powering the station. Shell's intelligent energy management system controls the BESS and monitors power consumption to facilitate high-power EV charging. Depending on the model, the 30 kWh charging process at the three service stations can now be completed in less than 15 minutes.
EMA CEO Ngiam Shih Chun 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 realizing a clean energy future. We look forward to more such collaborations to co-create sustainable energy solutions with the industry.”
As part of the Singapore Green Plan 2030’s efforts to expand solar deployment, the project is part of a multi-year partnership between EMA and Shell, aiming to boost innovation, bolstering local companies, and improving energy storage and digital capabilities.