PacificLight Newsletter - Issue 6, 2018

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he first phase of the Open Electricity Market (OEM) commenced in April for the residents of Jurong. Household consumers living in postal districts 60 to 64 are now able to purchase their electricity from any of the 14 authorised electricity retailers in addition to SP Services.

Open Electricity Market Rolls Out in

As one of the authorised retailers, PacificLight is delighted to be able to provide Jurong residents the benefits of switching retailer with price plans suited their needs. Two new videos, “Power Moments, Power Dreams, Power Life” and “Electricity 101”, have been produced to help customers understand what PacificLight can offer.


Keep an eye out for our adverts on buses, taxis and the radio as well as our booths at various SingPost branches in the West and be the next one to enjoy the savings PacificLight offers. While you enjoy the savings, you are also assured of a reliable and stable electricity supply as the existing electrical wiring remains unchanged. All households in Singapore will be able to benefit from the Open Electricity Market when the full launch occurs in Q4 2018. 



acificLight achieved another major milestone in May with the

groundbreaking and contract-signing of a solar project at REC’s site in Tuas.

Launched under our Sustainergy Programme, the 2.4MW solar project will provide REC with 2.6 million kWh of renewable energy annually, enough to power 550 HDB four-room apartments. The renewable energy project will reduce 1,400 tons of carbon emissions every year – the equivalent of planting 64,000 trees or taking almost 300 cars off the road. Rest of the power requirement of REC will be provided by PacificLight’s efficient power plant. When it is completed in Q3 2018, it will be one of Singapore’s largest roof-top solar installations in a single location. 

Mr Yu Tat Ming, CEO of Pacificlight (Center) with Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources (Left) and Mr Steve O’Neil , CEO of REC Group (Right) at the Project launch of REC Tuas Solar Rooftop Installation.

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limate change and sustainability are pressing challenges we all have to be aware of and confront with.

In support of 2018 Climate Action Year, PacificLight has organised the Crea8 Sustainability Competition to engage and enthuse Singaporean youth to find innovative ways towards environmental sustainability, and reduction of carbon footprint. Previously known as the Sustainable Singapore School Art Competition, the competition has now been expanded to include essays and videos and reach out to a wider spectrum of participants. Through creative art, writing and videos, PacificLight hopes to inspire younger generations to create ideas on the actions needed to reduce our society’s environmental impact and how these can be achieved. Interested participants can find out more about the competition at 

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he winning artwork from the 2017 Sustainable Singapore Art Competition, were displayed at the Sustainable Singapore Gallery (SSG) launch carnival held at the Marina Barrage in June. The event was officially launched by Mr Masago Zulkifli, Minister of Environment and Water Resources, and Dr Amy Koh, Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources. The artwork by primary students attracted much attention during the carnival. Themed “Be an Energy Hero”, the art pieces brought home the importance of energy efficiency and resource preservation.

Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masago Zulkifli (Centre) with Mr Yu Tat Ming, CEO of Pacificlight (2nd Right), Dr Amy Khor , Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources (Right) and Ms Clare Savereux, Senior Manager of Regulations and Corporate Communications (Left)


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The display of the artwork at Bukit Merah and Geylang East Public Libraries were equally well-received. We are delighted that more people have been able to enjoy the children’s artwork and appreciate the deeper meaning behind it. 

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Powering the Future Together


s the largest consumer of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Singapore, PacificLight was featured in a two-part documentary series “Powering the Future”, which aired on Channel News Asia (CNA) in April 2018. The CEO of PacificLight, Mr Yu Tat Ming, and Mr Kwong Kok Chan, Deputy General Manager of Maintenance provided details of our 800MW plant and the important role LNG plays in providing efficient and clean energy for Singapore.

Power Moments, Power Dreams, Power Life


ith the soft launch of the Open Electricity Market (OEM)

in April 2018 for Jurong residents you will likely see and hear PacificLight through our advertisement on radio, buses and taxis. We also have a collaborative video with The Smart Local entitled “Power Moments, Power Dreams, Power Life” which shows us how energy powers different moments of our lives. We look forward to offering our plans and services to all Singapore customers once the OEM fully opens in the later part of 2018. 

Understanding Electricity


ave you ever wondered how electricity is generated and delivered to households and businesses? To enable consumers to better understand the electricity market, we have prepared a 3-part series of short animated videos. The first video, aimed at explaining how electricity gets to your home 24hrs a day, 365 days a year, is now available in our website and PacificLight’s YouTube channel. Viewers are given insight into the power generation process and delivery of electricity to homes and offices. Further videos will be released in the second-half of 2018. 

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Corporate Social Responsibility @PacificLight

Running for a Cancer Research


or the fourth year running our staff got up early on a Sunday morning to support the annual Run for Hope, organised by National Cancer Center Singapore (NCSS). This year over 30 staff participated in the 10km, 5km and family run. 

Caring for the Health of our Children


acificLight staff volunteered at the Healthy Start Child Development Centre in March 2018 for the quarterly spring cleaning session. 15 staff volunteers attended the CSR session to help out with the maintenance and cleanliness of the child development centre operated by Voluntary Welfare Organisation, Beyond Social services for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. 



Having Fun with Art


n May 2018, 34 children and 8 teachers from Child at Street 11 were treated to an excursion to the National Gallery. Together with volunteers from the energy industry, PacificLight staff accompanied the young children on a tour of the gallery and tried out art activities at the Keppel Centre for Art Education.


The annual NEMS charity outing is organised by EMC and supported by PacificLight. Child at Street 11 is a multi-racial, secular, independent non-profit organisation dedicated to helping low income and dysfunctional families provide quality early years’ education for their children. 

Going Back to Mother Nature


t was back to nature for our staff who volunteered at Kampong Kampus.13 staff assisted with farming, watering, weeding of plants, construction, housekeeping and cooking activities with the local non-profit ground-up initiative set-up to encourage participants to take ownership of the sustainability of our environment. The session was more than volunteering as staff were able to experience the kampong spirit whilst also giving back to the community. 

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