PacificLight Newsletter- Issue 5, 2012

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Issue 5 ● December 2017

PacificLight Newsletter

nergy efficiency has been an integral part of PacificLight’s company culture since our inception. While consuming energy in daily operations, we continuously review and improv our operating processes to minimise our energy footprint and adopt best practices in energy management.


The impact of our efforts has been formally recognised, with PacificLight amongst as one of five winners of the “Excellence in Energy Management” category at the recent 2017 Energy Efficiency National Partnership (EENP) Awards. The award was presented to Mr. Yu Tat Ming, PacificLight CEO, at an event held in October 2017 and attended by Guestof-Honour, Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkiflli.

Positive Changes

Organised by the National Environment Agency (NEA), Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Economic Development Board (EDB), the annual EENP Awards aim to foster a culture of sustained energy efficiency improvements, especially for major energy consuming industries. The award also encourages companies to adopt a proactive approach towards energy management by identifying and sharing best practices for other companies to emulate. “PacificLight is honoured to be selected as one of the winners in this year’s EENP Awards. It provides a clear affirmation that our efforts in energy management and efficiency are in line with NEA’s best practices in energy conservation. Our success is testament to our staff who provide the drive and commitment to implement our efficiency projects,” says Mr Yu.

Mr Yu Tat Ming, CEO of Pacificlight receiving the EENP Award for Excellence in Energy Management from Guest-ofHonour, Mr Masago Zulkiflli.

The installation of Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) on the plant’s High Pressure Feedwater Pumps at the power plant was the commendable project that earned PacificLight the award in energy management. The implementation of VSDs reduced the energy consumption of the feedwater pumps by 50%, resulting in a sizeable reduction in on site power consumption. The energy saved is sufficient to power over 2,000 Singapore households. . Over the past two years, PacificLight has spent more than S$5 million on plant enhancement measures that focus on efficiency and reducing carbon footprint. The energy saved from these projects is equivalent to the electricity used by 10,000 Singapore households. The other Energy Management Award winners were ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, Ardentec Singapore, Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore and Shimano (Singapore). 

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ollowing last year’s inaugural Sustainable Singapore School Art Competition, PacificLight continues to inspire the younger generation to foster a more sustainable Singapore by sharing the importance of conservation and preservation of resources.

This year’s Sustainable Singapore School Art Competition focused on the theme “Be an Energy Hero,” highlighting that anyone who identifies and implements change for the better is a hero!Singapore Primary school students were invited to participate in the art competition to showcase how they can play their part to reduce energy consumption at home, school or in their local communities.

Become an


With support from the National Environment Agency (NEA), the competition received over 80 thought-provoking and inspiring a. art pieces centered on the theme. We were delighted that the 16 winning entries were then showcased at the NEA’s 2017 Clean and Green Carnival, held from 4 to 6 November 2017. Some of the winning art pieces are also featured in PacificLight’s 2018 corporate calendar, along with descriptions detailing the inspiration behind the drawing. 

b. a. Winner

of 2017 Sustainable Singapore School Art Competition (Lower Category) with Senior Manager of Regulations & Corporate Communications, Ms Clare Savereux

b. Artwork of winners from the

Sustainable Singpaore School Art Competition 2017


oday’s educational curriculum goes beyond just textbook based principles with an increasing number of primary and secondary schools encouraging students to take a keen interest in environmental sustainability and to explore ways to conserve the environment. In support of Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary Schools’ effort to promote sustainable development amongst their students, PacificLight have created an Environmental Award for their students. The award encourages and recognizes outstanding students in their efforts to be environmental conscious and reinforces the importance of teamwork, ownership and leadership in improving the school and community environment.

Thinking Green for the


The PacificLight Environmental Award is open to students from Primary 3 to 6. Recipients of the award must demonstrate good conduct, exemplify a love and concern for the environment, and contribute in the area of environmental care and education. The first batch of recipients received their certificates and prizes during the school’s Speech Day held on 17 November. PacificLight CEO, Mr Yu Tat Ming, was delighted to be invited to join the award ceremony.


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Champions of ECS Primary School Category with CEO of PacificLight, Mr Yu Tat Ming and Mr Ronnie Tay, CEO of NEA


acificLight was privileged to support Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School in their winning project submission for the 2017 Environmental Challenge for Schools (ECS). Focusing on food wastage, the students spent over 3 months researching and exploring viable solutions to reduce food wastage. The students made observations on the eating habits of their fellow classmates that may be linked to the healthy eating programme introduced by the school and the type of food waste that were usually discarded by the students. With the findings, the project team put up various recommendations, including an educational approach to highlight the impact food waste has on the environment, identifying different methods for packaging fruits to minimise waste and, lastly, to recycle discarded food using a food waste composter to create composite fertilizer for plants. PacificLight’s Operations and Maintenance Deputy General Manager, Mr Kwong Kok Chan, acted as mentor for the primary


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school project team. His deep passion for environmental conservation and education, together with his invaluable technical experience provided the students with useful guidance on their project. The students worked extremely hard and we are delighted that they were awarded Best Project in the Primary School Category for the ECS. The ECS is an annual, national level, competition which encourages schools to partner with external organizations to develop sustainable solutions for two local environmental challenges that Singapore is facing currently. The project teams have to undergo two rounds of judging with shortlisting and final assessment at the primary and open category. 


Taking on the Energy Saving Challenge


o promote the importance of saving energy, the National Environment Agency (NEA) launched an Energy Saving Challenge as part of their annual nationwide Clean and Green campaign. Inviting participants to reduce their electricity use over a three-month period, the challenge is a call for households to practice simple energy-saving habits and contribute to a sustainable environment. PacificLight is pleased to have supported this initiative with a $10,000 sponsorship that went towards the prizes for the challenge. At the 2017 NEA Clean and Green Carnival held on 4-6 November, PacificLight also hosted a booth to provide visitors with energy saving tips to help them reduce energy consumption and lower their energy bills. Visitors enjoyed an interactive and informative game on energy saving and took fun photos using props made from recycled materials. 

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@PacificLight Practising Safety in Our Daily Live


he 5S, a Japanese workplace organization method, is a very practical, hands-on tool that set the theme for this year’s PacificLight Safety and Security Day in November 2017. The 5S was started by Toyota Motor Company after World War Two and focuses on efficiency and effectiveness. The aim is for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injuries. 5S is made up of Japanese words, Seiri (sort), Seiton (set in order), Seiso (shine), Seiketsu (standardise) and Shitsuke (sustain). Each word represents part of five-steps that can improve processes, efficiently and safely, at work. During the annual Safety and Security Day, employees were educated on 5S and its importance within our work environment. External contractors working at our power plant also joined in the event to showcase their safety efforts, protocols and equipment.

It is all about the 5S at this year’s Safety and Security Day

In his opening remarks at the event, Chief Operating Officer of PacificLight, Mr. Shivakumara emphasized the importance of making safety a daily habit in our lives, both at work and home. This set the tone for the event which was very well received by all our teams at PacificLight. 

PacificLight at SIEW 2017


he Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) is one of the most anticipated and attended industry events for the Asian energy sector. As a long-time sponsor of SIEW, PacificLight was proud to be involved with this prestigious event, held at Marina Bay Sands in October. PacificLight General Manager, Ms. Geraldine Tan, was featured in the SIEW Live Interview series, providing insights into the topic of rethinking energy and navigating change. During the interview she shared the company’s view on the changing energy landscape in Singapore and what this will mean to Singapore retailers such as PacificLight. Ms. Tan was also invited as a panel speaker at the SIEW 2017 Innovations in Energy Services seminar. The seminar topic focused on “Addressing Carbon Management Regulatory Changes and Energy Efficiency Solutions” and speakers shared insightful knowledge into how the Commercial and Industry market can better meet compliance to carbon emission standards, and the role that renewable energy and disruptive technologies will play in the future. 

Ms Geraldine Tan, General Manager of PacificLigt Energy at the Innovation in Energy Services seminar at SIEW 2017

efforts to give back to the community, PacificLight sponsored Swim for Hope 2017 in October 2017. Swimming for a IInTheourSAFRA Good Cause The annual SAFRA charity swim challenge event was a 3-day

swim-athon held from 20 to 22 October 2017 across five SAFRA Clubhouses, in hope of raising $200,000 for the less fortunate. The combined efforts of more than 3,000 participants benefitted the following beneficiaries: Aquatic Hearts and Hope, Singapore Disability Sports Council, Rainbow Centre Singapore and SAF Care Fund. 


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Corporate Social Responsibility @PacificLight

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PacificLight volunteers clearing up the Puggol Beach as part of the International Coastal Clean-up

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itter along the beaches and mangroves of the Singapore coast line remains a big challenge, despite community educational efforts on the damage it causes to the surrounding ecosystem. Organised by the International Coastal Clean-up Singapore (ICCS), PacificLight has been supporting clean-up efforts since 2016. This year, staff volunteers came together in September to clean up litter found along Punggol Beach, resulting in over 60kg of rubbish being collected. Items collected ranged from plastic bags, plastic and glass bottles, aluminium cans, shoes to more unusual items like a cable wheel and broken couch.. With a combined effort of over 3,600 volunteers across Singapore, a total of 14,330kg of rubbish was collected this year in over 2,000 bags.


n support of the Malay Youth Literacy Association (better known as 4PM), PacificLight sponsored the association’s annual 4PM Bestari Award. Held in November 2017 at ITE College Central the event was graced by Guestof-Honour, Dr. Mohamad Maliki Osman, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr Fatah Alwee, PacificLight’s HSE Assistant Manager represented the company to receive the appreciation plaque from the Guest-of-Honour.

Cultivating Tomorrow’s


Mr Fatah Alwee, HSE Assistant Manager for PacificLight receiving the appreciation plaque from GOH, Mr Mohamad Maliki Osman

The annual Bestari Awards is a collaboration between the association and the Institution of Technical Education (ITE) since 2001, and are presented to Muslim ITE students who have performed exceptionally well academically and in co-curricular activities. This year’s theme of “Explorations” challenged the award winners to enhance their capabilities through readily available courses and educational programmes, in line with the national Skillsfuture Movement. In his speech, Dr Osman rallied the youths to continually seek out knowledge and competencies for their future development. PacificLight has been supporting the organization since 2015 through various donations and event sponsorships, including the annual Ramadan on Wheels Programme that distributes assistance to low-income families and provides them with days out. 

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