Singapore is a city of contrasts. The high-rise buildings central to its dynamic economy coexist with Asia's highest population density (7,697 people per square meter), and the luxuriant green spaces that cover 47% of this City/State and have earned it the nickname of the Garden City. ENGIE has a strong presence throughout the region, and is developing low carbon and digital technology projects in Singapore to boost energy efficiency.
Singapore and its ambition to be a garden city
Singapore has a long history of engagement with environmental issues. Its desire to balance urban growth with nature conservation emerged in the 1960s, and its Environmental Public Health Act of 1962 clearly states that: "The improvement in the quality of our urban environment and the transformation of Singapore into a garden city - a clean and green city - is the declared objective of the Government."
And the city has continually reinvented itself ever since. At a time of urban modernization and the need to address the issues of climate change, it has given its commitment to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions by 36% between now and 2030. In achieving this goal, Singapore is aiming for a very high level of energy efficiency by using some of the most advanced technologies available.
ENGIE in Singapore
ENGIE is implementing a strategy for the City/State that addresses three complementary goals: energy efficiency, digital technology and citizen engagement.
The Group is working alongside the government to improve the energy efficiency of infrastructures and industry against the challenging background of an equatorial climate, which considerably increases energy demand and consumption. Some 1,500 employees are engaged in these efforts, which are focused chiefly on low-carbon projects. ENGIE also holds a 30% stake in Senoko Energy, Singapore's largest power company.
Facility management, renewables, green mobility and the Internet of Things: digital technology is making industry smarter and services more efficient. Closely involved in the Smart Nation Initiative introduced to make Singapore the world's first smart nation, ENGIE is fully committed to developing innovative digital solutions.
ENGIE collaborates with a large number of local energy transition and environmental stakeholders in Singapore. The PowerZee eco-responsible app, is an excellent example of this joint approach. Launched in 2015, this partnership with the Nanyang Technological University targets a 35% reduction in campus energy consumption, water consumption and waste generation by 2020.