Becoming a Retailer

Licensed electricity retailers are companies authorised by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to sell electricity to contestable business consumers (with average monthly consumption exceeding 2,000 kWh). (Note: To participate in the soft launch of Open Electricity Market, licensed retailers must satisfy additional requirements by EMA in order to sell electricity to households and small businesses in Jurong.)

There are two types of electricity retailers: Market Participant Retailers (MPRs) and Non-Market Participant Retailers (NMPRs).

MPRs have to be registered with the Energy Market Company (EMC) to purchase electricity from the National Electricity Market of Singapore (NEMS) to sell to contestable consumers.

NMPRs need not register with EMC to participate in the NEMS, since they will purchase electricity indirectly from the NEMS through the Market Support Services Licensee (MSSL).

For more information on becoming a retailer, please refer to EMA’s Guide to Becoming a Licensed Electricity Retailer

Market Participant Kit

The Market Participant Kit (Kit) provides guidance and direction to Participants to help them design, develop and deploy a software solution for enabling access to the Electronic Business Transaction (EBT) system. The Kit also describes the process for market participant testing and certification, and can be downloaded here.

Market Participant User Manual

The Market Participant Manual (Manual) outlines the general purpose and functionality of the EBT system, and an overview of the functionality that all EBT system participants must have in order to utilise the system. The Manual can be downloaded here.

Market Participant Test Scripts

The Market Participant Test Scripts (Test Scripts) details the steps to be performed, data to be used and schedule to be followed by Participants undertaking Market Participant testing. The Test Scripts can be downloaded here.

Self Service Portal

Retailers participating in the soft launch of Open Electricity Market in Jurong can access the Self-Service Portal here.