Part 5/5: How can energy be restructured to improve self sufficiency and reduce emissions?
The 4 parts of the series till now outline the existing Energy system of Singapore – its timeline, characteristics, issues. We saw a Sankey diagram in Part 3/5 detailing existing flows and exchanges, while Part 4/5 elaborated on the System Structure at 3 scales.
This final part talks of an ‘After‘ Scenario where we propose a ‘Restructuring‘ to address issues and gaps – to improve self sufficiency and reduce emissions.
The issues at hand which create possible vulnerabilities are –
- a Gap at the neighborhood scale
- a largely Centralized system
- large consumption for air-conditioning loads
- high dependence on imported fossil fuels