The Sembcorp Solar Singapore unit of utilities and naval group Sembcorp Industries has secured a 25-year power supply contract (PPA) for a 60 MW floating solar facility it plans to install in The Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. Google signed its first multi-year renewable energy purchase agreement in Southeast Asia and chose Singapore as its site. Local media in Singapore have referred to an announcement by the tech giant that Sembcorp Industries has tipped the deal for several years. In January 2019, Google signed the acquisition of solar power from a 10 MW project in Taiwan, making it the first renewable energy sales contract in Asia (see Google Signs PPA For 10 MW Solar In Taiwan). Recently, Google announced that it had set 2030 as the target year to obtain 100% carbon-free electricity 24×7 for the operational use of its data centers and offices worldwide. In the white paper launched by Google, Google recently announced that it had agreed to purchase electricity from nearly 500 public residential buildings equipped with rooftop solar installations in Singapore (see Google Aims To Go Carbon Free By 2030). Brookfield takes over Exelon`s 1GW solar portfolio for $810 million The plan is to build a floating photovoltaic installation on the Tengeh Reservoir. The agreement calls for the construction of a 60-megawatt floating photovoltaic installation (MWp) on Tengeh Lake. The solar energy produced is intended to cover the energy needs for the operation of PUB`s five local hydropower plants, including Marina Barrage. Semcorp Industries, through its Sembcorp Power retail arm and its Sembcorp Solar Development Arm, will supply the national grid with excess electricity generated by rooftop solar installations installed on 500 public residential buildings across the country. This service is then delivered to Google`s data centers in Singapore. The duration of this agreement was not shared. – Wide coverage of project types, including solar PV, wind generation, hydroelectric, coal, gas The floating project is expected to be commissioned next year and operate pub`s five hydropower plants.
The contract was signed with the Public Utilities Board (Pub), which was selected by Singapore`s Sembcorp for the project at the end of February. The price to be paid under the AAE for the solar electricity generated was not disclosed. Sembcorp Industries has entered into a multi-year contract with Google to supply renewable energy to obtain electricity from rooftop solar installations installed on public residential buildings.