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Upcoming Events

SPECS is pleased to bring members to the following workshops, networking events & conferences to equip members with skills and knowledge. This platform aims to propel Singapore's power industry to be a technology leader.

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Large Scale Aggregation of Prosumers in Energy Communities

A novel scalable and privacy-preserving distributed parallel optimization that allows the participation of large-scale aggregation of prosumers with residential PV-battery systems in the market for the ancillary service (ASM) is proposed in this paper. To consider both reserve capacity and reserve energy, day-ahead and real-time stages in the ASM are considered. A method, based on hybrid Variable Neighbourhood Search (VNS) and distributed parallel optimization is designed for the day ahead and real-time optimization. Different distributed optimization methods are compared and designed, and a new distributed optimization method based on Linear Programming (LP) is designed that overcomes previous methods based on integer and Quadratic programming (QP). The proposed LP-based optimization can be easily coded up and implemented on microcontrollers and connected to a designed Internet of Things (IoT) based architecture. Both day-ahead and real-time proposed optimization methods, by allocating the computational effort among
local resources, are highly scalable and fulfil the privacy of prosumers.

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IEEE PES - SPECS Joint Webinar “Energy Grid Analytics” Roundtable

Date: Coming Soon

The IEEE Power & Energy Society Singapore Local Chapter (IEEE PES) and the Smart Grid and Power Electronics Consortium Singapore (SPECS) are jointly organizing a one (01) hour real-time webinar for academia, students and industry energy practitioners on Energy Grid Analytics. Some of the best industry practitioners and academia will share their insights on the current innovation and state-of-the-art best practices. 

At the end of the webinar, the attendees will gain advanced knowledge in the area of energy grid analytics, the current best practices and future state-of-the-art.

Past, Present and Future of National Electricity Market of Singapore


Date: Coming Soon

For SPECS Members

7-hour Workshop Objectives

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the evolvement of NEMS since January 2003 in response to changes in needs of generation companies and consumers, development of new and advanced technologies, climate change concerns and collaboration among ASEAN nations on energy security

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the challenges and opportunities in NEMS and how innovative smart grid solutions or power electronics technologies may apply

an understanding of the fundamental principles, objectives, unique feature of National Electricity Market of Singapore (NEMS)

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SPECS aims to support SIEW 2021

(More details coming)

Date: Coming Soon


Past Events

SPECS Workshops, Networking Events & Conferences


Planetary Sessions

Prof. LOW Teck Seng

National Research Foundation, Singapore

Prof. Hirofumi Akagi
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Prof. Ron S.Y. Hui
University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London

Prof. Frede Blaabjerg
Aalborg Universitet

Dr. Thomas REINDL
National University of Singapore

Nine (09) advanced tutorials

For the list of nine (09) advanced tutorials on power electronics, visit link below for detail information

Industry Round Table

Power Electronics as a Key Enabler for Future Grids

for members to 
network with professionals and academia

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sBC-Ul-SPECS Partnership

19 May 2021

9am - 11am hour

SBC-UL Masterclass: Introduction of Standards for Energy Storage Systems


JTC - SPECS Virtual Event

12 May 2021 2-3pm

RFI briefing proivdes better insights to Revenue Tender for Punggol Digital District Smart Grid for SPECS members.

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IEEE PES Webinar Series 

SPECS co-sponsor IEEE PES Webinar Series on 21 April 2021 2pm - 3pm

IEEE PES Singapore local chapter and SPECS bring members of both organization PES lecture series on Making Electric Vehicle and the Grid Work

IEEE PES Webinar Series 

SPECS co-sponsor IEEE PES Webinar Series on 20 April 2021 9am - 10am

IEEE PES Singapore local chapter and SPECS bring members of both organization PES lecture series on Experiences and Learned Lessons from an Air Free-Cooled Tropical Data Centre Testbed

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Energy Workshop: Paradigm shift from oil to natural gas in power generation
Published on: 22 April 2021

In the past, power generation in Singapore was mostly from oil-fired Steam Turbine Generators (STG). However, since the arrival of Natural Gas, there was a major shift from STG to Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT). In these series of workshops, the participants will learn the paradigm shift of types of power stations in Singapore, types of fuel used, types of gas supply in Singapore, what is Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission and how can Green Energy be implemented in Singapore.


Many thanks to Cooling Lab for sharing power generation know-how with SPECS members

This ½ day workshop will provide a good perspective of the diversification of fuel sources for Singapore’s power generation. After attended the workshop, participants will have a better understanding on:

1. Rational of the major shifts from oil to natural gas for electricity generation in Singapore.

2. Fundamental change from STG to CCGT power plants.

3. Understanding the paradigm shift and its impact for the electricity supply in Singapore.

4. Understanding the resilient of the natural gas supply and Singapore approach on the diversification of natural gas supply to keep the lights on.

5. Future green energy.

SPECS Energy Workshop
22 April 2021

Paradigm shift from oil to natural gas in power generation

This workshop will give an overview of the oil-fired STG power plant and gas-fired CCGT power plant. The paradigm shift to more efficient gas turbines after the arrival of natural gas is discussed. There is a concern of the resilient of the natural gas supply and also the risks of gas supply continuity which needs to consider. Lastly, there is a decision to switch to LNG which requires new infrastructure of LNG Terminal.

This talk is suitable for engineers, managers and entrepreneurs who wish to have some basic understanding of the electricity and gas supply in Singapore; and areas where there are business opportunities.


Venue:  NTU@OneNorth Function Hall 1, Level 1

SPECS 2-Day IP Management & IP Commercialisation Workshop

Thanks to IPI Singapore for spending two (02) days with SPECS members, delivering world class workshop by facilitators with deep experience.

SPECS Programme Office worked with IPI Singapore to deliver a customised 2-Day IP Workshop for SPECS members to enhance the member companies' business competitiveness and to gain market share through IP adoption. 

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Published on: 11th March 2021 & 18th March 2021

About IPI Singapore


IPI is an innovation catalyst that creates opportunities for enterprises to grow beyond boundaries.

As a subsidiary of Enterprise Singapore, IPI accelerates the innovation process of enterprises through access to its global innovation ecosystem and advisory services.

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05 March 2021 (Virtual)

0900 - 1700 hour

SWA and SPECS aim to bring a networking platform for members from both organization together to learn industrial energy efficiency for Waste Water Treatment Plants in Singapore.


The objective of this course is to introduce pumps, electrical drives, prime movers and their control systems. It shares how the critical equipment can be made to work at maximum efficiency and to help reduce carbon footprint. The course will cover the most common types of motors, electrical drives and asset management principles. By doing so, participants will receive important knowledge and tools to optimize cost, risk and performance.


Participants are expected to understand different types of commonly used motors and their working principles The course will also cover prime movers which are used to drive the electric motors in the most efficient manner Lastly, participants are expected to understand the importance of asset management in improving plant efficiency, reduce maintenance cost and improve profitability.


This course targets engineers and plant managers who want to understand how electrical drives improve the efficiencies of pumps used in wastewater treatment plants. The course is particularly targeted to help participants improve the efficiency of their plant and to reduce running costs by adopting proper asset management tools.