E2F – Energy Efficient Technologies

The purpose is to encourage manufacturing companies, including SMEs, to invest in energy efficient equipment or technologies.

NG has Certified, independent qualified personnel for Measurement and Verification.


To encourage manufacturing companies, including SMEs, to invest in energy efficient equipment or technologies.

Key eligibility criteria

The applicant must:

  • be a Singapore-registered owner or operator of an existing or proposed industrial facility that is or will be sited in Singapore;
  • be recognised under the “Singapore Standard Industrial Classification (SSIC) 2015” as undertaking manufacturing activities; and
  • have a group annual sales turnover of not more than S$500 million.

Technologies supported

The proposed energy efficiency project must meet the following criteria:

  • The project must involve installation and use of energy efficient equipment or technologies with a proven track record of energy savings in an industrial facility.
  • The project must result in measurable and verifiable energy savings (see requirements on measurement and verification below).
  • The project must not have commenced before the application is approved.
  • The project shall be completed within 36 months from the approval of grant.
  • Projects that reduce cost, but do not demonstrate measurable and verifiable energy savings are not eligible.

Technologies NOT supported

Examples of ineligible projects include, but are not limited to:

Power Conditioning Project

  • Power factor correction
  • Lighting voltage regulation
  • Harmonic current reduction
  • Transient voltage protection
  • Installation of voltage- and power-reducing equipment

Black Box Solutions

  • Software or hardware devices (e.g. magnetic treatment of fuel) whose functioning cannot be explained by applying mainstream engineering knowledge and theories and where the efficiency improvement is not and/or cannot be established by objective measurement

Other Projects

  • Load-shifting/load-management measures
  • Measures that are not permanently installed (plug-in equipment)
  • Projects to repair or maintain existing equipment
  • Metering not directly associated with an eligible project
  • Projects that result in negative environmental or health effects
  • Solar PV

Funding amount

Up to 50% of the qualifying costs.

Measurement and Verification is required

A Measurement and Verification (M&V) Plan stating the method to measure, verify and compute energy savings, and the results from baseline measurement shall be in accordance with the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol or other equivalent international guidelines and codes. The M&V Plan should be endorsed by an independent qualified personnel (refer to M&V FAQ) and the company, and submitted to the NEA before the dismantling of existing equipment and/or systems.

An M&V Report stating the post-implementation measurement results and endorsed by the same qualified personnel is required to be submitted after completion of the project.

Both the baseline measurement and post-implementation measurement shall be witnessed by both the independent qualified personnel, and NEA’s project officer. The measurement data shall be secured by the independent qualified personnel, who shall also report to NEA on how the data was secured.

M&V is not required for projects involving the following equipment:

  • Motors rated with energy performance of IE4 or better
  • Air-conditioners that are rated four ticks or better under NEA’s Mandatory Energy Labelling Scheme.
  • LED lights with at least 100 lumens/watt (without lighting controls)

Companies should consult NEA on the M&V requirements for energy efficiency improvement projects.

Qualifying Costs

  • Manpower;
  • Equipment or technology; and
  • Professional services.

Singapore GST is excluded.

What’s Included

NG will create a base case energy profile for the planned project, and help you identify a range of opportunities to reduce energy consumption when in operation.

Application form

  • Review project
  • Assess eligibility
  • Application form for NEA

Detailed M&V Approach

  • Proposal for the required scope of works
  • M&V Plan
  • Endorsement of M&V Plan by Qualified Endorser

Baseline and Operating measurements

  • Energy balance
  • Sub-metering plan
  • Baseline measurements
  • Operating period measurements
  • Calculate savings
  • Endorsement and sign off by Qualified Endorse

Reporting for government

  • Measurement and verification report
  • Final report for client and NEA

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