Demonstrating the value of a DC microgrid in commercial property

The Challenge:

SPL has committed to aggressive carbon emission reduction targets across its property portfolio of over 24.5 million square feet. The challenge is to demonstrate the value of a Direct Current (DC) microgrid for existing DC and Alternating Current (AC) operated equipment in a commercial building.

We are looking for innovation in areas such as, but not be limited to, DC microgrid, retrofit of existing infrastructure, DC equipment solutions, direct usage of DC power at terminal (including but not limited to DC LED lights, fans, and other equipment), fuel cell, and energy storage.

The Opportunity:

Swire Pacific’s Sustainable Development (SD) Fund seeks primarily to fund proof of concept pilots of innovative technologies and approaches that, when scaled up more widely within the group’s various operations, have the potential to significantly positively impact environmental performance of operating companies within Swire Pacific’s portfolio.

The innovator chosen for a pilot project aimed at solving the challenge presented here, will be awarded full funding for that pilot. If results are successful, this partner may have the opportunity to scale their solution across the operating company’s operations and, where applicable, across Swire’s portfolio of companies in Property, Aviation, Beverages, Marine Services and Trading & Industrial.

The Timeline:

  • Application Open - 1 May 2020 - (apply below)
  • Application Close - 5 June 2020
  • Selection Shortlist - 15 June 2020
    •   - Shortlisted applicants are contacted via email
    •   - Prepare pitch, Q&A, feedback
  • Finalists Pitch (virtually) - 25 June - 3 July 2020
  •       - Contact us with questions

To find out more about the challenges download Swire Challenges Overview and DC Microgrid Challenge.

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Start Date: 05/01/2020

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