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Welcome to SIEWCast, a high-level thought-leadership platform launched in commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) in 2022.

Back for a second season, SIEWCast is produced by the Energy Market Authority (EMA), in collaboration with Singapore Press Holding’s MONEY FM 89.3 and in partnership with ExxonMobil.

This year, the series will continue to bring together energy thought leaders who will share their views on their Net Zero energy transition through to 2050, as well as their strategic insights into our energy future. Each episode will deep dive into a key aspect of the energy sector across different topics, including natural gas, electrification, renewables such as solar, emerging low-carbon alternatives like hydrogen, regional power grids, energy efficiency and energy finance.

Season 2 (2023) Episodes:

Episode 1 Charting Singapore's vision for the energy transition to 2050

Sep 15, 2022, 15:44 PM
Title : Episode 1 Charting Singapore's vision for the energy transition to 2050

Looking to understand the forces transforming energy markets in Asia? In this debut episode of SIEWCast, host Rachel Kelly is joined by the Energy Market Authority (EMA)'s Chief Executive Ngiam Shih Chun. Tune in to the conversation as our guest sheds some light on Singapore power sector’s aim to achieve net zero by 2050.

Show Notes:

In this episode, we discuss…

  1. Singapore's multi-pronged strategy for the power sector to achieve net zero by 2050.
  2. The challenge in balancing the energy trilemma of energy security, sustainability and affordability.
  3. Why investing in skills is key to realising "A Resilient and Sustainable Energy Future".
  4. The importance of international cooperation towards shared decarbonisation goals.
  5. Key highlights to expect at SIEW's 15th anniversary event.

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Key Takeaway

01:23 | Technically feasible for Singapore‚Äôs power sector to achieve net zero by 2050‚ÄĒEnergy 2050 Committee Report

02:14 | Singapore is harnessing the "Four Switches" to decarbonise energy supply.

02:25 | Natural gas will continue to be a key fuel source as Singapore scales up other three Switches.

02:40 | Solar capacity on track to reach 1.5GWp by 2025, but it even if all available space is maximized, it will not be sufficient to meet the demand.

03:27 | Singapore can look to the region which has vast renewable energy resources. The plan is to import around 30% of Singapore’s electricity supply by 2035. This now includes 100MW of clean hydropower from Laos.

04:50 | Singapore will have to grapple with balancing the energy trilemma, as well as build up a pipeline of talent to tap the opportunities arising from the energy transition.

06:58 | International cooperation will be key to staying on the decarbonisation pathway.

09:49 | Singapore-IEA Ministerial Roundtable to debut at SIEW for the first time.

Singapore’s ambition is to achieve net zero by or around mid-century, The power sector plays a very key role in this as it accounts for about 40% of Singapore’s emissions. The Energy 2050 Committee report has said that it is technically feasible for the power sector to achieve net zero by 2050, but as we decarbonise the power sector, one of the key challenges would be in balancing the energy trilemma.

Additional Resources

You can download a copy of the transcript of this episode here.


  • Sign up for the SIEW newsletter to get notified about future SIEWCast episodes straight to your inbox.

This SIEWCast episode is brought to you by Singapore International Energy Week and Money FM 89.3, in partnership with ExxonMobil

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Season 1 (2022) Episodes:

Episode 1 Charting Singapore's vision for the energy transition to 2050

Sep 15, 2022, 15:44 PM
Title : Episode 1 Charting Singapore's vision for the energy transition to 2050

Looking to understand the forces transforming energy markets in Asia? In this debut episode of SIEWCast, host Rachel Kelly is joined by the Energy Market Authority (EMA)'s Chief Executive Ngiam Shih Chun. Tune in to the conversation as our guest sheds some light on Singapore power sector’s aim to achieve net zero by 2050.

Show Notes:

In this episode, we discuss…

  1. Singapore's multi-pronged strategy for the power sector to achieve net zero by 2050.
  2. The challenge in balancing the energy trilemma of energy security, sustainability and affordability.
  3. Why investing in skills is key to realising "A Resilient and Sustainable Energy Future".
  4. The importance of international cooperation towards shared decarbonisation goals.
  5. Key highlights to expect at SIEW's 15th anniversary event.

CE BTW LP


Key Takeaway

01:23 | Technically feasible for Singapore‚Äôs power sector to achieve net zero by 2050‚ÄĒEnergy 2050 Committee Report

02:14 | Singapore is harnessing the "Four Switches" to decarbonise energy supply.

02:25 | Natural gas will continue to be a key fuel source as Singapore scales up other three Switches.

02:40 | Solar capacity on track to reach 1.5GWp by 2025, but it even if all available space is maximized, it will not be sufficient to meet the demand.

03:27 | Singapore can look to the region which has vast renewable energy resources. The plan is to import around 30% of Singapore’s electricity supply by 2035. This now includes 100MW of clean hydropower from Laos.

04:50 | Singapore will have to grapple with balancing the energy trilemma, as well as build up a pipeline of talent to tap the opportunities arising from the energy transition.

06:58 | International cooperation will be key to staying on the decarbonisation pathway.

09:49 | Singapore-IEA Ministerial Roundtable to debut at SIEW for the first time.

Singapore’s ambition is to achieve net zero by or around mid-century, The power sector plays a very key role in this as it accounts for about 40% of Singapore’s emissions. The Energy 2050 Committee report has said that it is technically feasible for the power sector to achieve net zero by 2050, but as we decarbonise the power sector, one of the key challenges would be in balancing the energy trilemma.

Additional Resources

You can download a copy of the transcript of this episode here.


  • Sign up for the SIEW newsletter to get notified about future SIEWCast episodes straight to your inbox.

This SIEWCast episode is brought to you by Singapore International Energy Week and Money FM 89.3, in partnership with ExxonMobil

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Meet our host, award-winning journalist Michelle Martin. An anchor for ‚ÄėYour Money with Michelle Martin‚Äô on Money FM 89.3., Michelle is a highly sought after moderator at major events, most recently at the Sustainable Innovation Asia 2023 event, The Milken Asia Summit 2021, and the Singapore Fintech Festival 2021. A skilled broadcast interviewer, Michelle is also a popular emcee, and spoken at TEDx Women Singapore.

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