Fractal – CW Group Consortium Awarded Singapore Test Bed Project

on October 1, 2017

Fractal Energy Storage Consultants was selected as the primary energy storage consultant to support the energy storage system test bed for Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore and SP Group, a leading energy utility company in Asia Pacific.

Fractal initially provided CW Group Ltd. Pte. with technical design, financial analysis and proposal preparation, who was then contracted by EMA and SP Group to implement a 2.4 MW / 2.4 MWh battery energy storage system. CW Group is a one-stop precision engineering solutions provider and machine tool manufacturer and distributor, headquartered in Singapore and has production and sales and services operations in the PRC, Switzerland and Malaysia.

The energy storage capacity will support Singapore’s use of solar power by providing energy reserves and reducing peak demand. It will also assist EMA and SP Group to evaluate the performance of ESS technologies in the country’s hot and humid climate, its impact on the electricity grid, and to establish future guidelines for ESS deployments. Fractal also proposed an ancillary market redesign to remove barrier to storage adoption, encourage foreign investment and stimulate economic development.

“CW Group was already highly successful is so many arenas and wanted a quick transition into the energy storage market. It was a very synergistic move that aligned well with their existing successes in solar PV in Asia. We’re proud to assist them with this transition and to provide knowledge, tools and support. It’s what we do,” said Judy McElroy, CEO of Fractal Energy Storage Consultants.

Commenting on the project, Mr. Ng Wai Choong, CEO of EMA said; “Insights from this test bed will be useful for Singapore to learn how storage could enhance the stability of the grid, provide quick response capacity, and improve operational flexibility. We are also exploring how to couple energy storage with solar forecasting capabilities to enable greater deployment of solar in Singapore.” Singapore aims to have 1 GW of its electricity from solar power by 2020, thereby significantly reducing the country’s environmental foot print.

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