Schneider Electric has signed an agreement with ENGIE Lab and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to address the energy access challenge for off-grid areas in Singapore and in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific.

Microgrids can meet the need for electrification of hundreds or thousands of islands in the Southeast Asian region that are not connected to the public grid.
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This joint initiative is part of the existing REIDS (Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator in Singapore) project located on Semakau Island in Singapore.

The REIDS aims to develop a microgrid demonstrator to address the energy access challenge in off-grid areas and islands by integrating various renewable sources and storage systems.

The partnership will integrate and test innovative solutions providing a package of services including electricity and mobility. Key innovations of the project include scalability and ability to start from both greenfield system and brownfield system through a plug and play approach.

There is also a power control module allowing up to 100% intermittent renewable integration thanks to a cutting-edge technology of algorithms associated to virtual synchronous generator.

Another innovation is a multi-fluid optimization module to enhance synergies between different decentralized energy resources to provide cheap and reliable electricity with low environmental impact.

Beyond this project, Schneider Electric intends to set up and develop highly skilled competencies in Singapore to help customers that are facing growing demand of clean energy in the country but also at the end to duplicate the initiative within the Asia-Pacific region.