PacificLight Newsletter Issue 7, December 2018

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he successful completion and installation of a 2,370kWp solar system facility at REC Group’s manufacturing facility in Tuas under the Sustainergy programme has made history as one of Singapore’s largest single premise installations. With over 7,000 solar panels (equivalent to the size of two football fields), this comes under the suite of blended energy solution that Sustainergy offers.

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Rolling Out SUSTAINERGY In addition to solar adoption, Sustainergy also provides a range of other sustainable solutions. This includes the Digital Energy Optimiser, a secure non-invasive cloud based solution for energy management that tracks, analyses and recalibrates energy usage for maximum efficiency. Businesses and industrial customers can also demonstrate their commitment to corporate sustainability targets through purchase of Carbon Credits and/or Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). ■


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Solar installation by PacificLight Energy under the Sustainery Programme on REC ‘s Tuas facility Rooftop.


rea8 Sustainability 2018 hosted its award ceremony at the annual Clean and Green Singapore (CGS) Carnival, organized by the National Environment Agency. (NEA). Comprising three main categories: Art, Essay and Video, this year’s theme took inspiration from Singapore’s Climate Action Year. ‘Walk Lighter to Reduce your Carbon Footprint’, ‘Taking the Right Steps’ and ‘Walking in the Right Direction’ each emphasize a self-starting spirit and taking action to improve our society’s carbon footprint. We were delighted at the fantastic turnout of winners as well as teachers, friends and family who came down in support of the event. Competition entries were also displayed at CGS. Supporting partner cum guest judge from Amtrade video production and Singapore Environment Council came down to give away well-deserved awards to the talented students. Winning art competition entries will be exhibited at Ang Mo Kio Public Library (3 Dec to 14 Dec) and Serangoon Public Library (15 Dec to 28 Dec). ■ Winners of 2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition at the Prize Presentation ceremony at NEA’s 2018 Clean and Green Carnival.

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


018 has been a momentous year for PacificLight. With the launch of the Open Electricity Market (OEM) opening new frontiers for PacificLight, we are delighted to be growing from strength to strength. Our bespoke, value-for-money price plans take into account different customer profiles as well as their household needs and appetite for energy. Our invoice rebates, prompt payment discounts and financial incentives, guarantee long-term savings.■

In support of 2018 Climate Action Year, PacificLight 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 

CLIMATE ACTION Doing our Part to Conserve the ENVIRONMENT


e are proud to announce that PacificLight has won the Singapore Environmental Achievement Award 2018 for its Manufacturing sector. Granted by the Singapore Environmental Council, this award gives recognition to the comprehensive processes and mechanisms set in place to ensure the establishment of environmental practices, sustainability, and promotion of environmentalism amongst the community. We also attained the Eco-Office award for upholding sustainable environmental practices.■ Mr Shivakumara, COO of PacificLight receiving the 2018 Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards from Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masago Zulkifli (Centre-left) with Ms Isabella Loh,Chairman of Singapore Environmental Council (far left)


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Winners of the 2018 Crea8 Sustainability Competition at the MEWR Year of Climate Action Appreciation Lunch held at Orchard Hotel


ingapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2018 saw two PacificLight representatives making waves.


Ms. Geraldine Tan, General Manager of PacificLight Energy at SIEW 2018 as one of panel speakers on “Preparing Singapore’s retail customer for customer service needs”.

Mr. Kwong Kok Chan, Deputy General Manager for Maintenance speaking to the future generation of industry leaders at Youth@Siew’s “In-Dialogue with Youth”.

General Manager of PacificLight Energy, Ms. Geraldine Tan took her place amongst local energy industry heavyweights as a panel speaker on the topic of “Preparing Singapore’s retail customers for future service needs”. A timely accompaniment to the launch of the OEM, Ms Tan stressed the importance of overall value proposition and service consistency when choosing an energy retailer. On the last day of SIEW 2018, 400 of the youngest and brightest minds from Singapore’s tertiary institutions met with industry leaders for a dynamic discussion on Singapore’s energy future. Featuring PacificLight Power Deputy General Manager Mr Kwong Kok Chan as one of the panelists and guest speakers, he shared how Singapore’s fast-evolving energy landscape made for both an exciting and rewarding career. He also asserted the Importance of ensuring energy reliability and cyber security with increased decentralisation and digitalisation of the energy sector. ■

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Commnity Engagement @PacificLight PacificLight staff volunteers lending their hands in the preparation of meals at the Willing Heart Soup Kitchen


uring May’s community programme with Kampong Kampus, 12 PacificLight staff were led down a trail of nostalgic trail of community spirit and working the land. The 12 volunteers ditched their office attire for berms and straw hats to get down and dirty with landscaping and farm maintenance work. Afterwards, they were rewarded with a delicious lunch using fresh produce grown right onsite. In another instance of food from the heart, Willing Hearts soup kitchen saw PacificLight staff helping with food prep for an estimated 5000 needy beneficiaries, including the elderly, low-income families as well as migrant workers.

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The year’s activities ended off with a friendly bowling competition in a joint CSR organized by SLNG. 6 staff members teamed up with children of Life Community Services Society for a spirited showdown at Chevrons House. ■


Learning jounery to PacificLight’s power plant on Jurong Island by Physics teachers from various secondary schools (below) and Culugo Cub Scouts.


ite visits to PacificLight’s power plant on Jurong Island continue to be a hit with students and adults alike, with participants from: - Anderson Secondary School - Colugo Cub Scouts - Crest Secondary School - Jurong West Secondary School - Kranji Secondary School - MOE Master Teachers Programme Students shared some smiles and giggles as they donned safety helmets for their walkabout. Through the site visit, they gained valuable insights into the workings of an LNG-fired power plant as well as a greater appreciation of Singapore’s energy industry. ■

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