Singapore Energy Statistics 2019
The Energy Market Authority (EMA) recently launched the Singapore Energy Statistics 2019. This annual publication provides a broad overview of Singapore’s energy landscape.
Here are some highlights:
- Natural Gas imports grow while demand for energy products slow
In 2018, Singapore imported a total of 167.0 Mtoe of energy products. This is 12.1 per cent lower than 2017, when 189.9 Mtoe of energy products was imported. However, natural gas (NG) imports grew by 0.9 per cent in 2018, driven by the growth of liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports.
Energy products exports fell by 24.5 per cent, from 102.6 Mtoe in 2017 to 77.5 Mtoe in 2018. This was due to the lower exports of petroleum products, especially gasoline and fuel oil.
- Electricity generation capacity increases with greater generation capacity
Singapore’s total electricity generation capacity rose to 13,667.0 MW in 2019, up 17.6 MW, due to a rise in the generation capacity of Solar Photovoltaics (PVs).
Solar PVs contributed 174.3 MW, or 1.3 per cent of total electricity capacity in 2019. This is an increase from 156.7 MW in 2018. The bulk of electricity generation capacity continues to be Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plants, Co-Generation and Tri-Generation plants, which make up 76.8 per cent (or 10,501.3 MW) of total electricity capacity.
- The Solar landscape of Singapore continues to grow with strong private sector support
The grid-connected installed capacity rose to 262.4 MWp in 2019, with a total of 3,173 solar PV installations. This is a sharp increase from 2018, when capacity was 205.7 MWp, and there were only 2,721 PV systems installed.
Town councils and grassroot organisations account for 1,573 or 49.6% of all solar PV installations.
The majority of solar PV capacity by end Q2 2019 comes from the private sector installations, with 136.9 MWp or 52.2% of total installed capacity.
Find out more key statistics about Singapore’s energy landscape from Singapore Energy Statistics 2019.