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Technical Working Group

Overview

The Rules Change Panel has a Technical Working Group (TWG) to assist it in reviewing technical changes to the Market Rules.

The TWG is responsible for examining the on-going evolution of the dispatch and price discovery process, balancing economic, financial and technical considerations in creating more efficient wholesale electricity markets.

The TWG consists of eight members:

Chairperson nominated by EMC

Paul Poh
Paul Poh heads the Market Administration team at EMC, which is responsible for advising the Rules Change Panel and the EMC Board on market design issues and for evolving the wholesale electricity market to attain efficiency gains. Paul gained extensive experience in the areas of development and operation during his years with the Singapore Commodity Exchange and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange Ltd (now Singapore Exchange - Derivative Trading). He has a comprehensive knowledge of audit and compliance, risk management, trading systems, clearing house operations, new product development, rules and policy formulation. Paul was a key member of the pioneer team that set up Singapore Commodity Exchange Ltd. He was also involved in the establishment of a futures brokerage operation for a clearing member of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange Ltd. Paul graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration.

Four experts nominated by market participants (excluding the Transmission Licensee)

Calvin Tan
Calvin Tan is the Manager (Energy Trading) of Pacific Light Power Pte Ltd, managing a team responsible for daily energy trading activities in both Electricity and Gas markets. He was involved in setting up the Energy Trading and Gas Management systems in PacificLight Power. Calvin had been involved in the Electricity market since 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Liu Jidong
Liu Jidong is the Senior Manager (Optimisation) of YTL PowerSeraya Pte Ltd. He has more than 10 years of work experience in the power industry and the electricity market. He is responsible for the development and execution of business strategy initiatives across the business, driving analytics and synthesizing cross-divisional findings to form overall optimized strategies. Liu Jidong holds a PH.D. degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Tan Jun Jie
Jun Jie is the Senior Manager - Trading and Portfolio Management for Senoko Energy Pte Ltd. He is responsible for maximising the value of short-term electricity and gas trading positions, and oversees the trading team's processes, analytics and technology resources. He has more than 5 years of experience in the energy industry in Singapore and Australia, where he was involved in the evaluation of spot/forward trading strategies, asset investment planning, electricity/gas transactions, retail pricing, portfolio hedging and regulatory consultations. He holds a BEng (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and MSc (Financial Engineering) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Tini Mulyawati
Tini Mulyawati is the Head of Trading at Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd. Her role involves managing a team responsible for electricity trading in the Gas-to-Power division of the company. She played a vital role in the commencement of the company's electricity trading and fuel hedging where a new IT system and wholesale trading policy were first developed for Keppel Merlimau Cogen's entry into the NEMS. She has more than 15 years of experience in the power generation industry in the fields of trading, settlement, hedging, pricing, analysis and administration. Tini holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Computer Science major in Information System.

One person nominated by the Transmission Licensee

Quek Swee Xian
Ms Quek Swee Xian is a Deputy Director in the Transmission Planning section of SP PowerGrid Ltd, managing a team responsible for the planning of the transmission network, comprising of voltages at 400kV, 230kV and 66kV, to meet system demand growth, connect customers and generators as well as replace aging assets. Ms Quek has more than 10 years of experience in transmission network planning and she holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

One person nominated by the Power System Operator (PSO)

Loh Poh Soon
Mr Loh Poh Soon is an Assistant Director in the System Control Department of the Power System Operation Division of the Energy Market Authority. The Department is responsible for round the clock real-time monitoring and control of the power system in Singapore. His job responsibilities include the coordination and approval of generators and transmission equipment outage schedules, adequacy and security assessments of the power system and evaluation of the impact of proposed rules changes, especially those related to operation of the power system. Mr Loh holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Master of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from National University of Singapore.

One market clearing engine expert nominated by EMC

Cherie Chen
Cherie Chen is the Principal Market Clearing Engine (MCE) Specialist in EMC and one of the core members in the MCE support team. The MCE support team is responsible for the MCE maintenance and enhancement arising from operational needs and rule changes. She is also actively involved in enhancing the market system and improving market operation efficiency by identifying gaps between business processes and the market system, suggesting improvements to enhance the efficiency and modelling accuracy of the MCE. Cherie holds a bachelor degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a master degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.