The Housing & Development Board (HDB) is Singapore's public housing authority. They plan and develop Singapore's housing estates; building homes and transforming towns to create a quality living environment for all. Today, more than 1 million flats have been completed in 23 towns and 3 estates across the island. HDB flats are home to over 80% of Singapore's resident population, with about 90% of these resident households proudly owning their home.
EDF has been working with HDB since 2012 on a dedicated City Platform called CAVI (city Application Visual Interface) as a decision-support tool for urban planners to integrate energy, environmental & social factors into their process of refurbishing or planning new HDB towns.
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Engineering & Technology was ranked 8th position in the world and first in Asia.
EDF has built strong ties with NTU in the field of Smart Grids, among other by setting up the MASERA hybrid microgrid project as part of the REIDS initiative led by NTU.
The Singapore Univeristy of Technoology and Design (SUTD) aims to advance knowledge and nurture technically grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs, with a focus on design and through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and research.
EDF has been working alongside SUTD on integrating Quality of Life and Architectural aspects into the decision-support tool “City Platform” developed for HDB.
National University of Singapore is ranked consistently as one of the world's top universities and offer the most extensive college degree courses in Singapore.
EDF has collaborated with the Integrated Sustainable Design Master of the School of Architecture to provide City Platform and support to design studios in urban planning.
The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s national institute for applied solar energy research. The Institute’s R&D spectrum covers materials, components, processes, systems and services, with an emphasis on solar photovoltaic cells, modules and systems. SERIS is globally active but focuses on technologies and services for tropical regions, in particular for Singapore and South-East Asia.
EDF and SERIS have been collaborating on holistic methods to increase yield of PV in urban morphologies.
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is Singapore’s University of Applied Learning. SIT’s vision is to be a leader in innovative learning by integrating learning, industry and community. SIT offers applied degree programmes targeted at growth sectors of the economy.
EDF is collaborating with SIT in the PRIMO multi-microgrids project with focus on microgrid operation and waste-to-energy.
TUMCREATE is a research platform for the improvement of Singapore's public transportation, including the deployment of electric and autonomous mobility. It is funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation as part of the Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE). TUMCREATE is made up of over 100 scientists, researchers and engineers led by Professors from the Technical University of Munich and Nanyang Technological University.
EDF is collaborating with TUMCREATE in the PRIMO multi-microgrids project with focus on V2G, cooling load flexibilities, and interconnected microgrids market design.