Established in June 2010, the Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N) distinguishes itself through excellence in basic research directed towards outcomes of high industry relevance, with focus on systems-level research for tropical megacities.
It achieves this via seven Interdisciplinary Research Programmes (IRP) and two Flagship Programmes that covers the energy value chain from generation, transmission to end use.
The IRPs address research covering the domains of renewables, low carbon generation along with energy storage and fuel cells; renewables integration, multi-energy systems and grids; sustainable buildings, future mobility solutions and maritime clean energy.
The two flagship projects, EcoCampus and Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS) serve as strong “Living Lab” platforms to engage industry developed innovation, focusing on solutions that achieves energy efficiency and renewable energy integration into smart micro grids, respectively.
The ERI@N Accelerator Programme (EAP) takes the initiative to provide support and galvanize entrepreneurship to bring innovations from the lab to the real-world.
ERI@N is determined to enable knowledge creation and technology transfer in strong alliance with government agencies, leading industry players and SMEs and global universities to support Singapore’s national objectives to meet Singapore’s COP21 commitments. These commitments will be ratified in part through the development of green buildings, renewable energy deployment, proliferation of energy efficient solutions, creation of a “car-lite” society, digitalisation of the energy system enabling a ubiquitous smart grid architecture and establishing low carbon districts.
A large pool of researchers and staff coming from 25 nations across the world, having wide skillsets and expertise in Science, Engineering, Technology, Policy and Social science contributes to a vibrant, multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment at ERI@N, enabling it to achieve its mission for distinction and contribute to National aspirations for a Smart & Sustainable Nation.