Taiwan government looks offshore for wind energy future

TAIWAN: Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs is planning to launch a range of policies and incentives to promote to development of offshore wind farms, according to reports.

Taiwan Strait: ripe for offshore development
Taiwan Strait: ripe for offshore development

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The department's deputy minister Huang Chung-chiou said offshore wind generation should be made a "top priority" and added the Taiwan Strait contained a number of potential locations for projects. He cited Denmark, the UK and Holland's offshore projects as positive examples.

According to Windpower Monthly's latest Windicator, Taiwan almost doubled its wind power last year by adding 212MW to take its total to 436MW.

Earlier this month German turbine builder Enercon won a new order from Taiwan Power Company for three wind projects in Taiwan.

According to Enercon's in-house magazine Windblatt, the company installing six 900kW turbines and 12 2.3MW turbines with partner Chung-Hsin Electric & Machinery Manufacturing Corporation.


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