PacificLight Newsletter Issue 8, Quarter 1 2019

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he final phase of the Open Electricity Market (OEM) was launched on 1st May which means that all Singapore households can now benefit from the OEM. With highly encouraging sign-up figures to date, we look forward to meeting our customers’ electricity needs. For more updates on the latest promotions and offers, visit our Facebook page at ■



s an active corporate citizen and advocate of industry innovation, PacificLight welcomed a visit from representatives of the Japan Electric Power Information Centre, an international cooperative body representing Japan’s electric utility sector and its efforts in fostering a sustained and systematic exchange of information. The meeting proved to be a fruitful and insightful exchange of knowledge and ideas. ■


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Bringing Innovation with COLLABORATION

acificLight is proud to be a partner for the EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University, Enterprise Singapore and the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore. The first such centre for energy innovation in Singapore, EcoLabs brings together academia, industry and the government to advance clean energy solutions. We are proud to be part of this bedrock of innovation, unlocking new solutions and business models for the energy sector. ■

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Lending a Hand to the Living the PHILOSOPHY ENVIRONMENT of SUSTAINABILITY P P acificLight volunteers spent a day at Pulau Ubin as part of Project Is-Land-a-Hand (PIAH) 2019, organised by Outward Bound Singapore. The highlight of PIAH 2019 was the coastal cleanup of Pulau Ubin’s shores. Articles of trash cleared included fishing nets, plastic bags and even TV sets. With the combined efforts of volunteers from all walks of life, a total of 1016kg of trash was cleared from the coastline of Pulau Ubin that day. Volunteers also had the opportunity to take part in fun upcycling activities such as making a tote bag out of old t-shirts, and a wind-powered car made out of bottle caps and cardboard. ■

Encouraging the Water Saving Culture 22 March marked World Water Day which PacificLight is proud to be a continued supporter of. Featuring a month of activities geared at generating awareness of the importance of water conservation and sustainable water consumption habits, PacificLight took part in PUB’s ‘Walk For Water’ and GoBlue4SG Night Carnival. We also made pledges to reduce our water consumption, as well as participating in roadshows with students from Woodgrove Secondary School to encourage members of the public to also pledge their commitment to water conservation. ■


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acificLight staff and their families paid a visit to the Tzu Chi Eco-Awareness Centre to learn more about the habits and practices of a sustainable lifestyle. With engaging and interactive exhibits, such as a food cart detailing the carbon emissions of various breakfast items, both staff and their families were highly engaged in a fun and relatable way. Participants also got to try their hand at sorting recyclable materials at designated sorting stations, making for a meaningful Saturday morning.■

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PacificLight’s 2019 Crea8 Sustainability Competition is now open for submissions, with this year’s theme focused on zero waste. Through a poster design competition for primary students, an animation competition for secondary level and a videography category for tertiary students, we are encouraging students to think about how Singapore can become a zero-waste society.



acificLight took part in two career fairs at Nanyang Technological University School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the STJobs Fair respectively with a total turnout exceeding 38,000 jobseekers. We recognize the importance of proactively engaging job seekers and budding talents to join the electricity industry and ensure a stable and resilient industry for future generations.■

Visit our website for more details and to submit entries! competition


Contribution to the Grid A

t PacificLight, we know that energy efficiency and reliability go hand-in-hand. Through the unstinting efforts of our O&M team, our plant attained a significant milestone of zero forced outages in 2018. Our generation assets continue to operate to highly efficient and reliable levels with both units exceeding 24 months of continuous operations, and one unit reaching its 36th month since the last forced outage. We are proud to contribute and ensure Singapore has a resilient and robust electricity industry. ■

Safety in the workplace



n recognition of PacificLight’s commitment to upholding world class standards for plant safety and risk management, PacificLight’s power generation facility on Jurong Island received the ‘Highly Protected Risk Award’ from FM Global, our primary insurer. This prestigious award is a mark of distinction and affirms the company’s resilience and exemplary efforts towards risk management, including cybersecurity threats. PacificLight was also delighted to receive the bizSAFE Star certification by the Workplace Health and Safety Council for our commitment to workplace safety practices and wellbeing standards.■

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Community Engagement @PacificLight

Keeping the Children



he month of March opened with PacificLight’s annual preschool cleanup at Healthy Start Child Development Centre by Beyond Social Services. An annual CSR initiative since 2017, the centre educates and cares for children from less privileged socio-economic backgrounds. A total of 16 staff volunteers dedicated their morning to cleaning the preschool. From meticulously cleaning individual pieces of LEGO, to washing 50 pieces of bedding, our staff spared no effort in ensuring that the childcare centre was spick and span for the children. By creating a conducive environment for work and play, it enhances a child‘s quality of learning and development. ■

LEARNING JOURNEY at Jurong Island Power Plant


s part of a Singapore Science Centre film series on the Energy-Food-Water nexus, students and teachers from Compassvale Secondary School, Broadrick Secondary School as well as homeschoolers visited our power plant on Jurong Island. We are always happy to help bring learning out of the classroom and to demonstrate the real-life application of science concepts and theories. ■

Supporting the Cure for


or the fifth year running, PacificLight staff and their families supported the annual Run for Hope with 29 members of our staff joining the 2.5km or 5km run. Jointly organised by the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Run For Hope aims to generate awareness and contribute to the advancement of cancer research, making a positive difference to the lives of those affected by cancer ■

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