(Nov 4): Singapore’s state-owned power grid operator wants to build more connections to neighbouring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy.

Nations like Malaysia and Indonesia have ample spare land for solar panels and enough wind to power turbines, both things that Singapore is lacking, Wong Kim Yin, chief executive officer of SP Group, said in an interview Friday. Building transmission lines to connect the countries and using renewable energy credits to facilitate power trading can allow the island nation to use clean power even if it can’t produce it.

“One of the possible ways of tapping renewable resources is actually working with our neighbours,” Wong said on Bloomberg Television. “Some physical regional interconnects will help Singapore in that department.”

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