Keppel secures approval to import 1 GW of electricity from Cambodia to Singapore

Keppel Energy has secured a conditional approval by the Energy Market Authority of Singapore (EMA) to import 1 GW of electricity from Cambodia to Singapore.

The imported energy will include solar energy, hydropower and wind power supported by energy storage systems, such as pumped hydro storage and batteries. The power will be transmitted through onshore overhead high voltage transmission lines and subsea high voltage transmission cables between the two countries. To support its plans, Keppel has signed a long-term power purchase and export agreement with Cambodia’sRoyal Group Power Company Limited (RGP) for the supply of low-carbon energy, which is expected to commence after 2030. This is the first approval granted by the EMA for a large-scale electricity import into Singapore. This is in line with the Government of Singapore’s plans to import up to 4GW of low-carbon electricity by 2035.