Open My Factory: PacificLight Power Station

Description

The PacificLight Power Station, located on Jurong Island, is fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and focuses largely on energy efficiency in its processes, enabling it to compete effectively in Singapore’s liberalised local electricity market. Capable of powering over 1,000,000 households in Singapore, the facility is home to a tight-knit family of staff that work tirelessly to ensure that the power plant operates safely and reliably 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As an electricity retailer, PacificLight also supports its customers in their transition towards a lower carbon future by offering innovative, renewable energy solutions. PacificLight is part of a consortium that is developing a solar project in Indonesia, which will export clean, renewable electricity to Singapore.

Upcoming Event/s:

Open My Factory: PacificLight Power Station

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Date
5th Friday of the month
Time
9am to 12pm
language
English
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Venue
Please meet at Lakeside MRT Drop-Off Point – near Exit A Street Level (201 Boon Lay Way, Singapore 649845)

TICKET PRICE (excluding Eventbrite service fee): $30


What you will see

Hop onto a shuttle bus and join us on Jurong Island, where we will be touring the PacificLight Power Station alongside Mr Kwong Kok Chan, one of PacificLight’s most experienced staff! Take an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the power station and get an insight on how a power plant operates and generates electricity for Singapore!

Who you will meet

Constructed in 2013 PacificLight’s $1.2 billion power station is located on Jurong Island. PacificLight’s Deputy General Manager, Mr Kwong Kok Chan organises outreach programmes and manages the staff’s safety and well-being. Mr Kwong is also the power station’s resident tour guide.

Born in the 1950s, Mr Kwong remembers the days when kerosene lanterns and dynamo lights were commonplace. All social activities in Singapore typically came to a stop by dusk, he shared. Things only changed in the 1960s when the Public Utilities Board rolled out its 10-year Rural Electrification Programme. Mr Kwong recalled the early days when the first lampposts were installed to light up the streets of his kampung: “When electricity first arrived, my neighbours would gather at lampposts to marvel at the technology.”

Mr Kwong first entered the energy industry in 1982 and has witnessed the transformation of the electricity sector from its early beginnings at St James Power Station to the greener advanced jet-engine technology in use today. He shared: “Our plants can operate with one or two persons per unit with 60 per cent efficiency. At older stations such as Pasir Panjang Power Station, efficiency was much lower at about 30 per cent. A lot of manpower (about 60 to 70 people) was needed to run the show. The quantum leap in efficiency and productivity is testimonial to the deployment of digital transformation and advanced aero-derivative aircraft engine technology.”


 

More Details

Who should come?

  • Participants must be 18 years and above to participate.

Attire:

  • Participants are required to wear covered shoes. Participants may be denied entry if they do not come in covered shoes.
  • Participants are encouraged to dress comfortably for the tour.
  • High visibility vests will be provided at registration and should be worn throughout the duration of the tour.

What to bring:

  • Participants are reminded to bring their NRIC or Passport for security clearance. Participants may be denied entry if they do not bring their NRIC or Passport.
  • Bring along a bottle of water and an umbrella.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own earphones (with a standard 3.5mm audio jack) as radio guides will be used for the tour.
  • Asthmatic individuals are encouraged to bring their inhaler.

Please note that:

  • Participants are required to answer all necessary questions on the registration page for the host to conduct security checks before you are allowed to enter the port.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour for registration.
  • As Jurong Island is a restricted area, photography is strictly prohibited on the island. Photography will be allowed at selected points during the tour.
  • Parking is not available at the facilities. Kindly park your car near Lakeside MRT Station.
  • Participants should stay with the group at all times, and are not allowed to wander off alone.
  • No smoking is allowed throughout the tour.
  • The tour will proceed rain or shine.
  • This event is not wheel-chair friendly.
  • All proceeds from the tours will go to My Community to sustain the costs of running the tours.

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