Taiwan's current renewable energy targets and roll-out plans are probably underestimating future demand
Taiwan's digital communications and energy systems are vulnerable to both natural and man-made disruptions. Is enough being done to prepare for disasters?
By Paul Shelton
President Tsai Ing-wen says she believes that "there is more room for Taiwan and the UK to deepen cooperation in areas such as trade and energy."
The ECCT, in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), hosted the 2021 Global Offshore Wind Energy Summit -Taiwan (GOWST) 2021
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) have announced that the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used in its 300MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. According to a press release issued today, the deployment of the new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered.
Taiwan's successful energy transition requires grid investment
By Tim Ferry
Taiwan is making progress on its 2025 and beyond goals, but will it be enough?
By Tim Ferry
The Ministry of Economic Affairs has unveiled a draft energy conservation plan which aims to reduce electricity use in Taiwan by 35.13-billion kilowatt-hours by 2030.
Floating offshore wind will be essential for Taiwan to achieve its offshore wind energy goals but getting there will require the government and industry to resolve the administrative, infrastructure and financing challenges
By Jason Wang, Fredy Huang, Raoul Kubitschek and James McCatherin
Siemens Gamesa broke ground today on a massive expansion of its successful offshore nacelle facility in Taichung, Taiwan.
Taiwan's battery sector has surged on the Covid-fuelled consumer electronics boom. Electric vehicles and energy storage will drive future growth
By Tim Ferry
Taiwan's Air Force says all wind farms in Taiwan have passed evaluations to guarantee they won't affect the operation of Taiwan's military radar
The European Commission has presented the REPowerEU Plan, its response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
After missing the government's renewable energy targets again in 2022, 2023 could be a year of catching up, but the level of progress could still be hampered by a lack of regulatory reforms
By Raoul Kubitschek, Jason Wang, and James McCatherin
The European Commission has published recommendations by a group of experts on how to transform the EU’s energy-intensive industries so they help reach EU-wide objectives for a circular and climate-neutral economy by 2050. These objectives were put forward in the Commission’s A Clean Planet for All strategy in November 2018.
Onshore wind energy has received little attention in recent years but with no end in sight to the chronic shortage of green energy capacity, companies are finally realising that it is by far the cheapest, most practical and technically feasible renewable energy option available today
By Duncan Levine
The Ministry of Economics Affairs says participating restaurants and food courts are required to set their air-conditioning at 23 degrees during dining hours from today.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has officially inaugurated the company’s first offshore nacelle assembly facility outside of Europe
Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) says its annual summer electricity pricing scheme will begin on 1 June and remain in place until 30 September.
Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua will be attending the APEC Energy Ministers' Meeting in Seattle this week.
Premier Su Tseng-chang is dismissing speculation the government could consider activating the 4th Nuclear Power Plant to produce electricity.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) says a tax incentive programme aimed at encouraging people to purchase energy-efficient household appliances will be extended until 14 June 2025.
The full-day forum was arranged by the ECCT's Mobility committee in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs' (EPA), the Ministry of transportation and Communication (MOTC) and the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO). The purpose of the forum was to offer international insights and best practices on topics that are crucial to the future development of NEVs, namely, policies, charging infrastructure and business models. At the event opening re-marks were made by the guests of honour. This was followed by three sessions featuring senior officials and industry experts from Europe and Taiwan. Each session was concluded with a panel discussion in which all speakers from the session PARTICIPATED THE MORNING SESSION FOCUSED ON THE TOPIC "POLICIES, SUCCESSFUL CASES and challenges" while the two afternoon sessions focused on "Charging infra-structure and business models".
The laws and regulations described below shape the Taiwan offshore wind industry's development.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan has released its 2023 White Paper - in which it's warning that Taiwan has "fallen far behind schedule" in its efforts to significantly increase the country's renewable energy supply.
Siemens Gamesa and Swancor today announced a strategic collaboration on recyclable resin for wind turbine blades.
The 2024 presidential candidates differ on nuclear power, but all seem to support the future development of renewable energy in Taiwan
By Bart Linssen
The first batch of allocated projects for Taiwan's offshore wind Round 3.1 concluded at the end of June 2023 with two project owners having signalled that they signed administrative contracts by the deadline and three further project owners obtaining an extension of two months, until the end of August to find a solution to sign off. This will mean that the capacity of the first projects to be connected to the grid by 2026/27 will fall somewhere between 995MW and 2,335MW, short of the 3,000MW that had been awarded at the end of last year. Taiwan's shortage of renewables and the challenge of achieving its short and midterm net zero targets will thus continue. A timely Round 3.2 will offer a new opportunity to catch up by 2028/29 but there is still work to do to attract bidders.
By Jason Wang and Raoul Kubitschek
Due to a 0.6% decrease in energy consumption (including electricity consumption) in 2019 compared to 2018 and a 4.5% decrease in the electricity emission coefficient, Taiwan's CO2 emissions from fuel combustion fell 3.2% to 258.72 million metric tons in 2019.
With a good head start in development, excellent location and growing talent pool, Taiwan has the potential to become the Asia-Pacific region's offshore wind energy hub, but action will be needed to maintain momentum and increase competitiveness
By Jason Wang, Raoul Kubitschek and James McCatherin
Industry welcomes added capacity and local flexibility made possible under Taiwan's third round auction rules, but warns of lingering issues
By Tim Ferry
The ECCT's Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) cooperated with Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), to arrange the forum to discuss technologies and strategies to improve energy efficiency, renewable energy trading and corporate Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) in Taiwan. The forum featured two keynote speeches and two sessions on the topics of “Holistic energy saving strategy and efficiency programmes” and “Corporate renewable purchase agreement (PPA) structures and case studies”, featuring presentations by speakers from government and industry.
The ECCT is pleased to welcome its newest member of staff. Li Kuo (first name Li, surname Kuo) has been hired as Committee Officer for the Wind Energy committee. In this role, as a dedicated staff member for the committee, Li will coordinate the committee's affairs, including arranging meetings with government, public events, visits and other activities for the committee.
Taiwanese citizens and residents will be eligible for NT$3,000 subsidies when replacing old refrigerators and air conditioning units with energy-efficient ones.