SINGAPORE, 6 October 2020 – ENGIE South East Asia has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National University of Singapore (NUS) to collaborate on the University’s 2030 Action Plan to develop a smart, safe and sustainable campus. Both organisations will exchange knowledge and jointly work on low carbon projects, particularly those relating to infrastructure/asset modernisation, energy efficiency services, and digital solutions. They will also jointly collaborate on research and development, incubation of start-ups, industrial internship and overseas attachment opportunities.
“NUS is already home to Singapore’s first newly-built net-zero energy building,” said Thomas Baudlot, CEO, ENGIE South East Asia. “We are confident that our global energy expertise, innovative solutions and deep experience in deploying energy as a service solutions with several global campuses will enable us to take the university’s environmental vision further and support the co- creation of a carbon neutral campus for the benefit of future generations.”
The forging of this MoU follows the long-term business partnership between NUS and ENGIE. Since 2004, ENGIE has been managing and maintaining the facilities of NUS’ main Data Centre, ensuring its optimal operations and efficiency. It is now working with NUS on a 5 MWp clean energy project, which will see ENGIE install 20,000 solar panels to power NUS’ Kent Ridge and Bukit Timah campuses, including University Town. Surveys are being conducted to determine the possibility of installing an additional 3 MWp solar capacity
ENGIE and NUS are also studying the feasibility of deploying green solutions such as wind turbine coupled with efficient energy storage systems, hydrogen power system, precinct cooling system, digital management of electrical network as well as bi-facial PV modules and solar LED lampposts.
On a broader level, both organisations will advance innovation and entrepreneurship through the incubation of start-ups and the nurturing of local talents. This will accelerate Singapore’s carbon-neutral transition, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally- friendly solutions, thus contributing to the nation’s sustainability goals.