JTC powers towards a sustainable Jurong Island with its largest solar deployment
The solar tender award will increase solar capacity of Jurong Island by nearly sixfold by 2025
SolarLand Phase 1 site on Jurong Island, operated by Terrenus Energy

In a milestone move to boost solar power generation in industrial estates, JTC has awarded a tender for its largest solar deployment. This solar deployment on Jurong Island will cover 60 ha of interim vacant land and the rooftops of five JTC buildings, including the Jurong Rock Caverns above-ground facilities and Jurong Island Checkpoint. The tender, awarded to Sembcorp Solar Singapore, will have a solar generation capacity of 117MWp. This will increase the total solar generation capacity on Jurong Island from 25.2MWp to 142.2MWp, equivalent to powering over 33,400 4-room HDB flats annually and reducing over 63,220 tonnes of carbon emission per year.

As part of the tender, JTC will also collaborate with Sembcorp Solar Singapore to develop a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) solution for Jurong Island. The VPP will serve to integrate data from distributed energy resources (DERS) such as solar and energy storage systems and allow for energy management through real-time data monitoring, analytics, as well as the optimisation of energy assets. With this digital energy management platform, energy generation and load consumption data from the VPP can be aggregated and the usage of DERs can be optimised to increase the efficiency and flexibility of the main grid.

To-date, 20 companies on Jurong Island have adopted the use of solar as a renewable energy source. To expand solar adoption on Jurong Island, the tender will also support solar deployment demand from an additional 12 Jurong Island companies. Through JTC’s SolarRoof programme facilitated by this tender award, companies can install solar panels on their roofs and open car park spaces with zero upfront capital outlay. By aggregating the island’s solar demand, Jurong Island companies will be able to enjoy more competitive electricity rates through economies of scale.

Mr Tan Chee Kiat, Chief Sustainability Officer, JTC, said, “This award marks a pivotal step towards maximizing solar deployment on Jurong Island. For a collective effort, we are actively promoting solar adoption, making solar deployment easy for the companies on Jurong Island. JTC is also exploring innovative strategies to efficiently manage energy resources and reduce operational carbon emissions on Jurong Island as part of our efforts to transform it into a sustainable energy and chemicals park in support of the Singapore Green Plan 2030."

Ms Jen Tan, Head, Renewables Business, Singapore & Indonesia, Sembcorp Industries, said, “We are delighted to be awarded this tender by JTC for its largest solar deployment, which is also the largest award by a public sector agency in Singapore to date. Sembcorp Industries has an established presence of over 25 years on Jurong Island, and our suite of solutions have recently expanded to include the Sembcorp Energy Storage System and the upcoming hydrogen-ready power plant. We look forward to supporting JTC and our customers through sustainability-driven solutions on Jurong Island, which will underpin Singapore’s decarbonisation plans.”