In Singapore, the price of electricity is not subsidised. This is to price energy correctly so that consumers are incentivised to use electricity efficiently and avoid wasteful consumption.
You will need to apply for a Generation Licence or Wholesaler (Generation) Licence depending on the name-plate capacity of each of your generating units. Please refer to the table below:
Connected to the Power Grid?
Type of Licence
Below 1 MW
1 MW or more, but less than 10 MW
Wholesaler (Generation) Licence
10 MW or more
In several European countries, the solar power exported back to grid is paid up to many folds of what is imported via traditional generation (feed-in tariff). For example, in Germany, Spain and Italy, those who export solar power back into the grid can be paid more than the cost of electricity generated by traditional generation by way of a feed-in tariff (FIT). FIT is an attractive incentive employed to encourage the installation of grid-tied PV technology. However, paying more would effectively be a subsidy for the solar power. The cost of any such subsidy would have to be borne by other electricity consumers and this would not be fair to the other consumers. EMA’s role is to ensure that we have a cost efficient electricity price and FIT is contrary to our objective of ensuring a competitive energy market.