Malaysia, Singapore complete electricity interconnector upgrade

by AUFA MARDHIAH / pic source: EMA FB

SINGAPORE and Malaysia have completed the upgrade of both countries’ power interconnector, said the Republic’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) during the 2022 Singapore International Energy Week.

Since 1983, the interconnector has allowed mutual energy transmission between Singapore and Malaysia during power outages.

“The interconnector can now support bidirectional electricity flows of roughly 1,000 megawatts (MW) between Malaysia and Singapore, following the conclusion of the upgrading works in August of this year. This is more than quadruple its previous capacity and has improved regional energy interconnection.

“The interconnector is now utilised for cross-border power trading under the Laos-Thailand-Malaysia-Singapore Power Integration Project (LTMS-PIP), in addition to mutual support,” said EMA in a statement today.

Using existing interconnections, the LTMS-PIP imports up to 100MW of renewable hydropower from Laos to Singapore via Thailand and Malaysia, it further added.