Taiwan is on the path to connect 5.5 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2025, and another 10 GW will be tendered by the government through the Round 3 auctions for commissioning by 2035. By 2035, the investment from offshore wind is expected to reach $90 billion USD and create around 57,000 jobs.
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) recently brought together Taiwan’s policymakers, offshore wind leaders, investors and other stakeholders to power the growth of Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind market at the Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan Virtual 2020.
At this official Taiwan offshore wind event, government and industry officials discussed the most urgent challenges and opportunities facing the sector, such as Taiwan’s localisation strategy and the Round 3 auction, with participation of Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-Hua, Director General Yu Cheng-Wei of Bureau of Energy (BOE), Director General Leu Jang-Hwa of Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), Director General Lien Ching-Chang of Bureau of Standards Methodology and Inspection (BSMI), among other key policymakers.
Check out select presentations from the event.