Singapore has deployed its first energy storage system (ESS) to enable more energy efficient port operations at the Pasir Panjang Terminal.
The project is part of an $8 million partnership between the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and PSA Corporation Ltd (PSA) to transform PSA’s energy usage in port operations using smart grid technologies and energy management systems.
This ESS is part of the Smart Grid Management System (SGMS), which aims to improve the energy efficiency of port operations by 2.5 per cent and reduce Pasir Panjang terminal’s carbon footprint by 1,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per annum.
PSA said it has awarded the project to Envision Digital, who will develop the SGMS that includes the ESS and solar photovoltaic panels.
The platform will use machine learning to provide real-time automated forecasting of the terminal’s energy demand to enable long-term planning of port assets, short-term scheduling and real-time energy management within the terminal.
“As a premier hub port driving innovation, digitalisation and sustainability, PSA can play an active role in contributing and co-creating Singapore’s smart grid architecture and energy systems,” said Alvin Foo, Head of New Technologies and Sustainability at PSA.
“We are excited to partner EMA in unlocking the full potential of battery energy storage solutions to achieve cleaner and more efficient energy for our operations.
“As PSA enhances efficiency with port automation, we will continue to drive collaborative innovation with our partners for greater resilience in our energy future.”
PSA added that during periods when the ESS is not used to manage demand, the platform will participate in the National Electricity Market of Singapore to provide ancillary services to the power grid and to generate revenue.
PSA and Ocean Network Express Pte. Ltd (ONE) recently announced their collaboration on recovering and recycling refrigerant gas from refrigerated containers (reefers) as part of an initiative to create a greener supply chain.