Non permanent electrical energy contracts scheme prolonged till Could amid rising international gasoline costs


SINGAPORE: A scheme that provides one-month mounted value electrical energy plans to giant shoppers has been additional prolonged by Could, as international gasoline costs proceed to rise to report ranges amid unprecedented volatility within the electrical energy market.

In a media launch on Monday (Feb 14), the Vitality Market Authority (EMA) stated it could prolong its Non permanent Electrical energy Contracting Assist Scheme (TRECS) to March, April and Could.

Below TRECS – which permits technology firms to attract on EMA’s standby gas facility to generate electrical energy – these with a median month-to-month consumption of at the least 4 megawatt hour (MWh), can subscribe for the mounted plans.

Presently, there are about 1 per cent of shoppers – or some 11,000 accounts, most of that are enterprise accounts – who purchase instantly from the Singapore wholesale electrical energy market, making them extra uncovered to risky electrical energy costs.

The scheme was totally subscribed for January and EMA stated it had labored with technology firms to supply further retail plans with “important mounted value elements”, in response to requests for extra contracts.

A minimum of 200MW of the 645MW of TRECS and different month-to-month retail plans provided for February are nonetheless accessible, stated EMA, including that the contracting window for March will open on Tuesday.

“These plans present a viable possibility for firms which need to cut back their publicity to risky electrical energy costs however face difficulties securing electrical energy contracts,” the authority stated.

EMA stated these with a median month-to-month consumption of between 4 MWh and 8 MWh can proceed to acquire mounted value contracts at “most popular charges” from Sembcorp Energy.

In the meantime, giant shoppers can strategy  Keppel Electrical, Tuas Energy Provide, Sembcorp Energy, Senoko Vitality, Geneco (by Seraya Vitality) and PacificLight Vitality for contracts.


Presently, the overwhelming majority of Singapore’s vitality is imported, that means it can’t be totally insulated from developments within the international vitality market.

Talking in parliament on Monday, Second Minister for Commerce and Trade Tan See Leng stated the rise in electrical energy costs was unavoidable, and that the present international vitality crunch had solely exacerbated the state of affairs.

“(Singapore) has been having fun with artificially low electrical energy costs for a number of years, as a result of an over-investment in capability gas by the technology firms,” stated Dr Tan in Parliament on Monday.

“I’ve additionally alluded to the truth that that was under the price of producing electrical energy, and thus it was not sustainable,” he stated.

Surging costs within the wholesale market noticed six electrical energy retailers exit the Singapore market between October and December final 12 months. One other two had prematurely terminated a few of their prospects’ contracts. This affected about 9 per cent of complete electrical energy shopper accounts.

Responding to questions from Members of Parliament (MP) Jessica Tan (PAP-East Coast) and Sylvia Lim (WP-Aljunied) on assist measures for small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), Dr Tan stated affected households and companies with a median month-to-month consumption of lower than 4 MWh who don’t qualify for TRECS can change to SP Group’s regulated tariff “at any time”.

Supply hyperlink


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here