Established in June 2010, the Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERI@N) envisions to be a leading research institute for innovative energy solutions. The Institute distinguishes itself through excellence in basic research directed towards outcomes of high industry relevance, with focus on systems-level research for tropical megacities. The Institute integrates research across NTU as a whole in the context of the energy challenge, and then helps translate outcomes into industry and practice.
ERI@N’s mission manifests itself into a comprehensive effort on Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Systems, Grid Systems, and Urban Solutions, in a “Living Lab” environment with a particular focus on solutions for Megacities and for the Tropical Environment.
ERI@N has built up a critical mass of expertise along a three-pronged construct:
1. Interdisciplinary Research Programmes (IRPs) are the core of ERI@N’s applied research focus (click here for more information):
i) Renewables and Low carbon generation
ii) Energy Storage & Fuel Cells
iii) Renewables’ Integration & Microgrids
iv) Multi-Energy Systems and Grids
v) Smart & Sustainable Building Technologies
vi) Future Mobility Solutions
vii) Maritime Clean Energy.
2. Flagship Programmes deliver bold and significant outcomes in rational energy end-use and renewables integration (click here for more information):
ii) Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator -Singapore (REIDS)
3. ERI@N Accelerator Programme (EAP) takes the initiative to provide support and galvanize entrepreneurship to bring innovations from the lab to the real-world (click here for more information).
ERI@N works closely with Singapore public agencies (e.g. NRF, EDB, EMA) and private sector entities in support of on-going energy transitions, while also remaining sensitive to the diverse needs of South East Asia. It does so in close collaboration with both local and global industrial partners as well as with world-leading academic institutions.
The uniqueness in terms of broad based focus on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Integration in a “Living Lab” environment is also unique in Singapore and worldwide.