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LAI SU LYN
SENIOR ANALYST, ECONOMIC REGULATION DIVISION
The EMA scholarship has allowed me to pursue my degree in energy economics and research on areas such as international gas markets, energy balance accounting, and economic regulation of utilities in the US. It has also opened up many opportunities, from joining the US Association for Energy Economics to attending conferences in Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University. Such diverse experiences have broadened my view of international energy markets and regulatory regimes while learning about their relevance to Singapore. As part of the Economic Regulation Division, many of these insights have been useful when assessing companies that we regulate. Most importantly, EMA not only provides me with a macro view of the market through policy development, but also, a deeper understanding of issues through direct implementation of such policies.
SENIOR ANALYST, ENERGY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DIVISION
Under EMA’s local scholarship programme, I was provided the opportunity to read Electrical Engineering at NUS as well as gain early experience and valuable insights to EMA’s work. I am involved in the industry promotion for the power sector and administering research and development grant call and test-beds. It is exciting to be at the forefront, facilitating emerging technologies like solar and energy storage into Singapore and to build up a competent workforce to meet the needs of the industry’s evolving ecosystem. Outside work, volunteerism has always been my passion and the corporate social responsibility arm of EMA provides me a platform to make a difference in the lives of the caregivers and elderly at our adopted charity – Caregiving Welfare Association.
ANALYST, ECONOMIC REGULATION DIVISION
As an individual who is always interested in the economic mechanisms of industrial markets, and curious about policy formation, being a scholar with EMA provided the perfect fit. I have had the chance to work alongside teammates from differing disciplines, providing novel perspectives and allowing me to enlarge my understanding of a broader range of concepts. At EMA, my role involves advancing enhancements to the dynamic energy market and its underlying market structures – that has piqued my intellectual curiosity in finding new ways to tap on new and existing energy sources in a more sustainable and efficient manner. EMA support these interests by providing regular engagements with industry players, overseas study trips as well as developmental courses.