Singapore’s government is to look into how it can import electricity, a minister has told the annual Singapore International Energy Week.

The Energy Market Authority will conduct by year-end a public exercise to get feedback on the legal framework to govern electricity imports, said S. Iswaran, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry.

In its efforts to continue diversifying Singapore’s energy mix, the government is “seriously considering importing electricity as a medium-term option”, he said.

Last year, a report from the Economic Strategies Committee suggested Singapore look to the region’s renewable energy, including geothermal power from Indonesia and hydroelectric power from the Mekong region.

Singapore currently generates its own power, although 80 per cent is generated with imported natural gas.

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