Eligibility Check


Eligibility Criteria

Currently, businesses with an average monthly consumption of at least 2,000 kWh (equivalent to a monthly electricity bill of at least $400) are eligible to choose their electricity provider. They can exercise their choice of buying electricity, or from the wholesale electricity market at half-hourly prices (i.e. become contestable).

If you are an eligible business consumer, you can add up your electricity usage across different locations in Singapore to meet the consumption threshold.

Starting 1 November 2018, Open Electricity Market will be extended to consumers, including small business consumers, across Singapore by zones. They do not need to meet the consumption threshold to qualify.

Check out the rollout schedule to find out when you can make the switch.

Contestability for Consumers under Master-Sub Metering Arrangement

Master-metered account holders can only exercise their choice of electricity provider under the following schemes:

  1. 1En-Bloc Contestability Scheme

    Under the En-Bloc Contestability Scheme, the master-metered account holder will buy electricity for the entire premises on behalf of all his tenants. The consent of all tenants is required for the master-metered account holder to become contestable under this scheme.

    Note that if any of the tenants subsequently withdraws consent for the master-metered account holder to buy electricity for his premise on his behalf, the contestability status of the master-metered account holder will be revoked. All consumers at the premises will revert to buying electricity from SP Group at the regulated tariff as non-contestable consumers.

    Learn more about the En-Bloc Contestability Scheme Guidelines.

  2. 2Demand Aggregation Scheme

    A master-metered account holder who is unable to obtain the consent of all the tenants may become contestable under the Demand Aggregation Scheme. Under this scheme, the master-metered account holder can carve out part of his common services load and the load of one or more consenting tenants for contestability under a sub-metered account. The remaining tenants who do not wish to be part of the scheme can continue to buy electricity under their preferred electricity supply arrangement.

    Note that if any of the consenting tenants subsequently withdraws consent for the master-metered account holder to buy electricity for his premise on his behalf, the contestability status of the master-metered account holder will be revoked. All consumers under the scheme will revert to buying electricity from SP Group at the regulated tariff as non-contestable consumers.

    Learn more about Demand Aggregation Scheme Guidelines.


Eligibility Check for Contestability

Find out if you are eligible to choose your electricity provider by filling in the following details. This will take you approximately 2 minutes.