As of 2014, Singapore has nine power stations. Two of these are oil-fired thermal stations, five are natural gas and two are waste-to-energy power stations. The most recent power station to come online in Singapore is the gas-powered Island Energy station in 2014.
Singapore imports 78 percent of its energy in the form of natural gas piped in from Indonesia and Malaysia. Because of its dense population, location on the equator and significant industrial and commercial demand, Singapore requires a huge amount of energy, much of it used for air conditioning. Singapore does not have the natural resources to produce much energy on its own. Solar power is a possibility, but the island is not windy enough to support wind power, and the nation decided against building nuclear power plants in 2012.