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Singapore Power Ltd. Lecture and Lunch Discussion, “State of Electricity Industry in Singapore”

Date: December 1, 2016

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Maeder Hall, Room 103

Heng Kia Seah, director of technology evaluation and piloting for Singapore Power Ltd., will be giving a lecture entitled “State of Electricity Industry in Singapore” on Thursday, December 1 at 11:00 a.m. in Maeder Hall, Room 103. Seah will explore how Singapore obtains fuel, converts it to energy, and supplies the city with electricity and cooling today. Discussion topics may include: What are the current challenges (technical, operational, regulatory, political, geographic)? What are the opportunities? What kinds of solutions are being considering at Singapore Power? The lecture will be followed by a lunch discussion with Heng Kia Seng and other officials from Singapore Power Ltd. in the Maeder Hall Auditorium lobby from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. We hope you will join us.

Heng Kia Seah joined the Public Utilities Board of Singapore as an electrical engineer after he graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1983. He took on various roles in projects, operations and maintenance (O&M) of the electrical transmission and distribution network of Singapore. In 1994, before the corporatization of Singapore Power, he took on a managerial role as the head of the Distribution West Section which was responsible for the O&M of the 22kV, 6.6kV and LV power grid in the western area of Singapore. In 2004, he was transferred to head the Extra High Voltage Section which was responsible for the O&M of the 400kV, 230kV and 66kV power grid. He was promoted in 2011 to the Head of the Transmission Network Branch who was in-charge of three Sections namely: Protection, Extra High Voltage and Expert System. He was assigned in 2014 to head the Network Development Division which oversaw three Branches responsible for transmission and distribution projects involving switchgear, transformers and power cables. In Nov 2015, he was transferred to the Centre of Excellence Department to look after the R&D piloting projects for the power grid.