A submarine wind turbine off the coast of Taiwan. Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs says it aims to generate 20 percent renewable energy in the next half decade.
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A large offshore wind farm on Taiwan’s coast has generated its first power, and those involved in the project have described the news as a “big milestone.”
The Danish Energy Agency said in a statement on Thursday that the first power plant at the Great Changgua 1 and 2a facilities had been installed following wind turbines.
“Electricity has been routed to the Osted coastal substations with overlapping cables, submarine and export cables. The renewable energy has been integrated into the national grid via the Typper power distribution,” it said. Typhoon is a government-owned utility.
Located about 35 to 60 miles[35 to 60 km]off the west coast of Taiwan, Changgua 1 and 2a is large, describing it as “Taiwan’s largest coastal wind farm.”
It will generate approximately 900 MW and will use 111 turbines from Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Capacity refers to the maximum amount of electrical loads, not the ones that generate it.
Construction of the project is expected to be completed this year. According to Orested, the facility will eventually generate enough energy to meet the needs of 1 million households in Taiwan.
“Delivering the first power on schedule is a big milestone for both Ostet and Taiwan,” said Christt Wang, general manager of Osted Taiwan. Wang added: “This has not been an easy task, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years.
Thursday’s announcement indicates a step forward for Taiwan’s coastal wind industry, but a report released by the International Wind Council in April highlighted how things are not going well.
“Taiwan had to order more than 1 GW [gigawatt] Out of three projects last year, offshore wind capacity was based on project COD [commercial operation date] Plans, however, only the 109 MW Changhua display finally came online, “The global wind report for 2022 is delayed.
In Asia, the GWEC report ranks Taiwan second only to China in terms of planned to medium-term offshore wind turbines.
According to the trade union, China is expected to add 6.6 GW to Taiwan over the next five years. Vietnam, South Korea and Japan have seen an increase of 2.2, 1.7 and 1 GW respectively.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs says it aims to generate 20 percent renewable energy in the next half decade.
“PV [photovoltaic] The 2025 plant is set at 20GW, with offshore wind power expected to exceed 5.7GW. Photovoltaic shows the way in which solar energy is converted directly into electricity. Taiwanese authorities also want it to hold 50% of natural gas. Power generation in 2025.
Transferring Taiwanese blends to renewable factories represents a major undertaking. According to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, 44.69% of the total power generation by 2021 comes from coal.
The share of natural gas is 36.77%, the share of nuclear power is 9.63% and the share of renewable energy is 5.94%. Fuel oil and pump storage Hydroelectric contributed 1.87% and 1.10%, respectively.