Fuel mix for electricity generation in Singapore 2019

As of the first quarter of 2019, Singapore produced about 95 percent of its electricity from natural gas. Natural gas is the cleanest form of fossil fuel and is therefore used to lower the emissions through power generation in Singapore.   

Singapore’s energy sector

  Up until 50 years ago, Singapore’s power generation relied heavily on coal. However, economic development had led to an increase in the demand for electricity. Current challenges such as climate change and digitalization, which will further increase the need for electricity, has led to the decision to switch mainly to natural gas and renewable power sources. Unsurprisingly, this resulted in a rise in natural gas consumption, reaching about 12.3 billion cubic meters in 2018. Due to a lack of land, renewable power sources are limited. Currently, Singapore is trying to expand its solar power generation. As of 2018, Singapore’s solar energy capacity reached over 200 megawatts and is expected to reach a peak of 350 megawatts in 2020.    

the future of Singapore’s electricity consumption

  To further improve its electricity generation, the government has decided to slowly liberalize the energy market. The variety of providers was intended to help households and companies to take a closer look at their consumption and to be able to manage it better. The government has also started to provide more information on the subject and is trying to further improve the efficiency of the power generation system. 

Distribution of the fuel mix to generate electricity in Singapore as of the first quarter of 2019

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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period

Q1 2019

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