UPGRADING UNIT ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY FROM 30A TO 40A UNDER HDB’S ELECTRICAL LOAD UPGRADING PROGRAMME

Murali Pillai
2 min readMay 20, 2023

Recently, a resident highlighted to me that the electrical load in his house remains at 30A. This prompted me to file a PQ asking when MND/ HDB will complete the upgrading of the electrical load of the 50 plus blocks in Bukit Batok from 30A to 40A that was announced in 2019. Minister Desmond Lee, in his reply, informed that HDB’s programme known as ELUP involves 1,500 HDB flats. These were built before 1 Jan 1994. Currently, feasibility studies are being conducted and in due course, the relevant stakeholders will be engaged. My PQ and his answer may be accessed below.

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Mr Murali Pillai asked the Minister for National Development whether he can provide an update on the progress of upgrading the unit electrical power supply from 30A to 40A under HDB’s Electrical Load Upgrading Programme for the HDB blocks in Bukit Batok that are built in the 1980s and 1990s.

Mr Desmond Lee: Under the Electrical Load Upgrading Programme (ELUP), the Housing and Development Board (HDB) will upgrade the unit electrical power supply from 30A to 40A for about 1,500 older HDB blocks. HDB targets to complete ELUP by 2030.

There are about 50 HDB blocks in Bukit Batok that are eligible for upgrading under the ELUP. The ELUP design consultants are currently conducting site feasibility studies and developing detailed design proposals. HDB will engage the relevant stakeholders, including grassroots leaders and residents, once the design and upgrading plans are ready.

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Murali Pillai

Member of Parliament, Bukit Batok SMC, Advisor to Bukit Batok SMC GROs.