Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), will be embarking on more in-depth Research and Development (R&D) activities in Smart Utilities solutions and technologies with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB). ST Electronics has over the past few years, offered its innovative Smart Utilities products, solutions and services to large cities to help them address urbanisation, sustainability and environmental challenges. This announcement is made in conjunction with the Singapore International Energy Week 2012.
Through this R&D initiative, ST Electronics will enhance its Smart Utilities solutions and applications to benefit the development of large sustainable cities. ST Electronics will tap EDB’s broad network of related industry knowledge, and extend its existing competencies in Smart Utilities to offer a more comprehensive suite of integrated smart utilities solutions to help build more efficient, clean and safe cities.
The Smart Utilities R&D will focus on enhancing smart resource management, distribution and consumption management of utilities (electricity, water and gas). This includes the provision of robust and converged multi-utility network infrastructure to facilitate integrated electricity, water and gas management. This solution capitalises on ST Electronics’ advanced communications technologies, comprehensive security suite and a highly flexible and scalable network management system to address different deployment scenarios.
Apart from supply and demand management, the ST Electronics’ Smart Utilities suite will support timely and reliable information collection and facilitate a higher level of competition in the utility retail market that will eventually lead to increased operational efficiency, utility resource optimisation and cost savings for utilities service providers/retailers.
No stranger in the Smart Utilities arena, ST Electronics participated in Singapore’s Energy Market Authority’s Intelligent Energy System (IES) pilot project. ST Electronics is designing and implementing the critical infrastructure to enable smart grid applications for Phase 1 of the IES pilot project. The company is also developing and implementing important segments of an Intelligent Water Management System (IWMS) in Singapore. The IWMS will visually display critical information including the location of water incidents such as damaged or leaking pipes. Response teams can quickly be despatched and provided with accurate information and route guidance.
ST Electronics has also delivered more than four million automatic meter readers in North America, Europe and India. It has recently been awarded a major contract by Arad Technologies Ltd, a world leading supplier of smart water meters, to supply Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) radio transceivers to be deployed with Arad’s AMR solutions in China, Europe, India and the US markets.
“We are pleased that ST Electronics is making a strategic move into Smart Utilities as a new growth frontier. This fast-growing sector will help further diversify Singapore’s clean technology industry into smart grids and energy management. Through the close partnership with our government agencies, this R&D centre is aligned with Singapore’s position as a “Living Laboratory” where companies can develop, test, prove and commercialise innovative green solutions for global and Asian markets.”
~ YEOH Keat Chuan,
Managing Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
“Large cities will be a joy to live in provided they are safe, clean and efficient. Our Smart Utilities systems will allow city planners to improve operational efficiencies through better management of water, electricity and gas distribution. We are excited by what technology could offer and we look forward to close partnership with EDB and research institutions to enhance our value proposition.”
~ LEE Fook Sun,
President, ST Electronics
ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited), the electronics arm of public listed ST Engineering, delivers innovative system solutions to government, commercial, defence, and industrial customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 20 countries, ST Electronics markets its solutions to more than 100 countries internationally. It specialises in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems, such as broadband radio frequency and satellite communication, e-Government solutions, information communications technologies and IT, rail and traffic management, real-time command and control, modelling and simulation, interactive digital media, intelligent building management and information security. Please visit www.stee.stengg.com.
AVP/Head, Corporate Communications