A city like Singapore isn’t less than any other metropolitan cities of the world. The usage of electricity is enormous. We can’t even imagine living without electricity. Everywhere you will find LED screens displaying ads,
A city like Singapore isn’t less than any other metropolitan cities of the world. The usage of electricity is enormous. We can’t even imagine living without electricity. Everywhere you will find LED screens displaying ads, Electric metros, Electric vehicles, and whatnot. In a city which is highly developed like this, there is no question of power outages. Such is the rate of power consumption. At night, the city is illuminated beautifully with colourful lights. How’s the city using so much power? We’re going to talk about Singapore electricity tariff in this article.
A tariff is the result of the sum of costs of building a power plant, finance, maintenance cost, and electricity grid which varies minute by minute. Usually, these rates are set by multilevel governance structures. This rate charges some cents per kiloWatt of power consumed. The price depends upon the demand that is in summers, usage of air-conditioners and coolers is high, therefore the power demand is more. As a result, the price spikes. So, these tariffs are not constant instead keep differing from time to time. In Singapore, companies like Senoko power station produce energy. The present-day tariff is 22.3 cents per kilowatt consumed. The most used source for energy production is natural gas which produces 95%, followed by coal, oil, municipal waste, solar.
In the early days of 1905, electricity was produced by burning fossil fuels in the first power station. Presently Energy Market Authority (EMA) is a company in Singapore ensures efficient supply of power, checks maintenance and looks after the tariff rates after replacing it with Public Utilities Board. From 2001, Singapore had been producing efficient power output to beat the competition with other countries. In April 2018 Singapore had launched an Open Electricity Market where the public can choose to buy power from the retailer at a friendly price which is the first liberalized market in Asia.
But why do they use natural gas as the primary source of energy production? Natural gas is cheaper than any other source like coal or oil. It comparatively costs less than what coal and oil are costing. Secondly, it does not produce the greenhouse gas CO2 which is the major reason for global warming of Earth. Not only that, Singapore’s electricity cable network had grown up to 60% in the past 20 years from 18km to 29 km. It imports piped Natural gas and Liquified Natural Gas from all over the world. Over the years, Singapore has no turning back. It is the most developed city in the world with world-class amenities without any scarcity. Shortly, it aims to better the energy production, supply, transmission, maintenance, and distribution to compete at par with other countries.