Biofuel-driven energy grid launched on Pulau Ubin [News]
By Woo Sian Boon, TODAY, 10 Oct 2013.
About 30 residents and business operators on Pulau Ubin have signed up for electricity from the Energy Market Authority’s micro-grid test bed, which was built to test the impact of renewable energy sources like solar energy on grid operations.
Renewable and greener sources of energy can be unreliable as they are dependent on weather conditions.
Electricity from the micro-grid is harnessed from biodiesel — derived from used cooking oil — and solar energy, and is cheaper, cleaner and more reliable than the generators islanders currently tap on.
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