Singapore Singapore publishes Regulations requiring energy efficiency opportunities assessment for new ventures

Singapore publishes Regulations requiring energy efficiency opportunities assessment for new ventures

On September 28, 2018, Energy Conservation (Energy Management Practices) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations) were promulgated in Singapore. The effective date is October 1, 2018. The Regulations partially amend Energy Conservation (Energy Management Practices) Regulations 2013 and add a new part titled “Energy Management Practices for New Ventures.”

The original text of the Regulations can be downloaded from the following URL.

Energy Conservation (Energy Management Practices) Regulations 2013, which reflect the amendments made by the Regulations, can be viewed at the following URL.


Scope of application

A “new venture” subject to the amendment this time is a business activity that satisfies both of the following conditions.

  • The estimated total energy to be consumed annually by the business activity equals or exceeds 54 TJ (the types of energy to be calculated are specified in the First Schedule to the Energy Conservation (Registrable Corporations) Order 2013).
  • The business activity is carried out at a single site and is attributable to one of the following industry sectors.
  • Manufacturing and manufacturing-related services
  • Supply of electricity, gas, steam, compressed air, and chilled water for air-conditioning
  • Water supply and sewage, and waste management


Note that the “estimated total energy to be consumed” in (a) above must be calculated on the basis that the business activity is carried out at full capacity for 24 hours every day, throughout the calendar year.


Energy efficiency opportunities assessment

Applicable persons shall conduct energy efficiency opportunities assessment (EEOA). The EEOA shall be conducted after determining the processes and energy-consuming systems of the business activity to be assessed and the objective, time period, methods, and concerned individuals of the EEOA to be conducted. The following items shall be included in the objectives of the EEOA.

  • Identification of available energy efficiency opportunities
  • Assessment of technical and economic feasibility of each energy efficiency opportunities (by perspectives such as investment cost, annual energy savings, greenhouse gas emissions, and productivity)
  • Determination of energy efficiency opportunities to be implemented after the assessment

After the EEOA has been conducted, the results should be summarized in a report. The report should include the following information.

  • Executive summary of the EEOA implementation results
  • General information of the business activity assessed
  • Matters mentioned in 7C (1), (3), and (4) of the Regulations
  • Information on the design of the business facility after the implementation of the assessment (e.g., manufacturing process flow, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.)
  • Reasons for including or excluding each energy efficiency opportunity after the assessment, and the details thereof

Other information or documents specified by the Director-General of National Environment Agency

Author / Responsibility

AOKI Kenji

Senior Consultant, EnviX Ltd.
General Director, E&H Consulting Co., Ltd.

Business Performance

Expertise in EHS (environment, health and safety) consulting in ASEAN region.
- Environmental regulations updating
- Chemical regulations consulting


MSc in Earth Science, The University of Tokyo

AOKI Kenji