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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

Poa Tiong Siaw
Poa Tiong Siaw heads the Market Administration Department which advises the Rules Change Panel through economic analysis and proposals to enhance efficiency in the wholesale electricity market. Prior to this appointment, he headed the Market Assessment Unit which is responsible for the compliance, surveillance and dispute resolution functions of the market. Tiong Siaw joined EMC as senior economist in Feb 2003 and worked on evolving the wholesale electricity market. He went on head the Market Assessment Unit in 2009. Before joining EMC, he was senior economist in the economics division of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, where he conducted and oversaw economic analyses to support economic and trade policies. Tiong Siaw also worked as a treasury economist for DBS Bank and was involved in economic, currency and interest rate-related research. He holds a Master of Social Sciences degree from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Business degree from the Nanyang Technological University.

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

Clare Savereux
Clare Savereux is the Senior Manager (Regulations & Corporate Communications) of PacificLight Energy Pte Ltd with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. She is responsible for the regulatory management and corporate comunications for both PacificLight Power Pte Ltd and PacificLight Energy Pte Ltd. 

Shaun Tan
Shaun Tan is the Senior Manager (Prompt Trading) of Senoko Energy Pte Ltd and he is responsible for managing the daily gas and electricity trading operations, regulatory correspondences as well as being the Forward Capacity Market project manager. Prior to joining Senoko Energy, he was a trading analyst for Synergy in Australia where he was responsible for the daily gas and electricty trading operations. Shaun Tan graduated with a Bachelor degree in Commerce from University of Western Australia. 

Lim Xingyi
Lim Xingyi is the Senior Manager (Trading & Regulation) of Tuas Power Generation Pte Ltd. She manages regulatory matters for the company through the evaluation of policies and consultation papers issued by the government, regulator and market design panel etc. She is also involved in performing electricity trading and fuel optimisation, market analysis and modelling. Xingyi graduated with a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from National University of Singapore.

Du Ying
Du Ying is the Portfolio Manager (Retail) of Seraya Energy Pte Ltd and has over six years of experience in the Singapore electricity industry. She is responsible for the pricing and portfolio management of commercial and residential retail market. Du Ying holds a bachelor degree from National University of Singapore in Industrial and Systems Engineering. 

One person nominated by the Transmission Licensee

Tan Hui Xin
Tan Hui Xin currently heads the Transmission Planning section of SP PowerGrid Ltd. She manages a team responsible for the planning of the transmission network, comprising the 66kV, 230kV and 400kV network, in order to meet system demand growth, connect customers and generators as well as replace aging assets. Hui Xin holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University.

One person nominated by the Power System Operator (PSO)

Loh Poh Soon
Loh Poh Soon is a Senior Specialist 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. Poh Soon 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 Senior Manager of the Market Operations Department 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.