PacificLight LighTalk Issue 9, 2019

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Issue 9 ●2019

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LEARNING hand in hand


acificLight took part in My First Skool Learning and Sharing Festival 2019 held at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. At our booth, teachers and parents of preschool children learnt more about the impact of climate change on the world around us and how to impart relevant knowledge and practices to young children to create a more sustainable future. Our Regulations and Corporate Communications Senior Manager, Clare Savereux, gave a career talk to students at Republic Polytechnic’s School of Applied Science, on her experiences in the Singapore energy industry and the importance of continued learning .■

Raising awareness about sustainability at U First Campus’s Learning and Sharing Festival.


ver the past few months, we have had the pleasure of hosting a number of international delegates from around the world including Mongolia, China, Philippines and Bangladesh. Meeting with industry experts, government officers and students from other countries allows us to share best practices and understand the challenges and unique issues that each country faces in meeting their energy needs. We also held providing educational tours at our power plant for, Coventry University Mechanical Engineering student, Chung Cheng High School, Republic Polytechnic and members of the Woodlands Women Executive Committee. ■

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Crea8 a better world



s part of the Year of Zero Waste, PacificLight’s annual Crea8 Sustainability Competition drew strong participation from primary, secondary and tertiary students who submitted entries in the poster, animation and videography competition respectively, Held annually, the Crea8 competition encourages youth to be ambassadors for change and the transition to a zero-waste society. We look forward to showcasing the winning entries at the prize presentation ceremony at the Clean and Green Singapore Carnival to be held on November 3 at Jurong East. Past years’ winning entries are available for viewing on our Crea8 Sustainability microsite -■

Fostering international ties Visit by the Energy Regulatory Commission of Mongolia

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QuickLook @PacificLight FUELLING PASSION for Clean Energy

Interview with Temasek Polytechnic-PacificLight Energy Award receipient, Oh Geok Kuan


he PacificLight Energy Award is an annual mark of distinction. Given to students of Temasek Polytechnic, it recognises the exemplary efforts of individuals who have gone above and beyond in their efforts for sustainability. We checked in with this year’s recipient, Geok Kuan, who emerged as the top student in the subject “Energy Efficiency and Efficient Drive”, taken as part of her Diploma in Clean Energy. PL: What got you interested in taking a Diploma in Clean Energy? With the increasing urgent need for environmental protection, applying renewable energy technologies is more important than ever to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. I was wondering… Other than saving electricity by switching off electrical appliances when they are not in use, what can we do to those energy intensive industrial activities that take place 24/7? PL: How do you see yourself applying this in your future, whether in your coursework or future career? Through this course, I learnt how Singapore can apply relevant clean energy technologies to generate, distribute and consume electricity sustainably. As I pursue my engineering career, I hope to develop and seamlessly integrate cost effective energy-efficient solutions and systems into Singapore’s urban plan.

2019 PacificLight Energy Award recipient, Ong Geok Kuan, whose passion for clean energy inspires her to develop energy-efficient solutions and sytems for Singapore’s urban landscape.

We wish Geok Kuan all the best with her studies and her drive to make a difference. ■


acificLight’s recent collaboration with TheSmartLocal turned staff at our Jurong Island plant into film stars through their ‘Hired or Fired’ series. Each episode details a day in the life of Xenia, a TSL host, as she takes on a job within a different industry. At PacificLight Xenia became a maintenance technician at our power plant for the day. Fun and entertaining, the film also provides viewers with an insight into rarely-seen areas at the power plant and how our staff ensure the plant runs safely and reliably. ■ Watch the video

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Community Engagement @PacificLight


n the spirit of cleaning and decluttering, PacificLight staff volunteers sought to spark joy in the community, taking part in two community clean-ups – “Keep Clean, Singapore!” and “Let’s Spark Joy by Un-littering”, jointly organised by the Taman Jurong Community Clean-up and the Public Hygiene Council. An often-overlooked but important task, it highlighted the value of public civicmindedness and sustainable consumption. We’re always humbled to be part of great community initiatives that support the environment. ■


t the Willing Hearts Soup kitchen, Pacificlight continued its support for the needy, taking time over the weekend to prepare the ingredients needed for the more than 6000 lunchboxes that are distributed to needy beneficiaries at over 40 locations islandwide daily. Beneficiaries include the elderly, the disabled, low income families, children from single parent families, and migrant workers in Singapore. ■


n May, PacificLight and other industry players came together for a day of fun and play with the children from Child At Street 11 – a nonprofit organisation aimed at providing early education to children from low-income families. Organised by the Energy Market Company of Singapore (EMC), it was a heartwarming day filled with the children’s bright smiles and boundless energy. ■

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s a long-term supporter of Fuhua Primary School’s green initiatives, we were delighted to be a judge for their National Photography Competition. With the award ceremony held at the Singapore Zoo it was a timely moment to appreciate and be in awe of the rich biodiversity all around us, and the importance of conservation and protection. ■

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