EMA removes ‘hard cap’ on solar energy supply [News]

July 27, 2014 by  
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By Siau Ming En, TODAY, 21 Jul 2014

Nearly a year after the Energy Market Authority (EMA) announced plans to raise the cap for more power to be generated from intermittent generation sources, it has decided to make further tweaks to the arrangement to encourage the growth of solar energy generation here.

In a determination paper released earlier this month, the EMA said it would remove the present “hard cap” of 600 megawatt-peak (MWp) of solar energy that can be connected to the grid. Instead, it would introduce a “dynamic pathway” approach, where more solar power can be connected to the grid – beyond the existing cap- if more reserves are procured to manage intermittency.

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Source: TODAY

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