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Taiwan seeking to secure sufficient electricity after phasing out nuclear power

Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Monday 13 November 2017]

The Taiwan government has promised to make efforts to secure stable and sufficient power supply to achieve its goal of completely phasing out nuclear power by 2025.

To meet increasing power demand along with economic growth and offset the decrease in power supply arising from decommissioning nuclear power plants, the government said it will increase natural gas-fueled and coal-fueled thermal power generation capacity by 8,896MW and 1,000MW respectively during 2017-2025.

The government is boosting development of renewable energy, focusing on PV and offshore wind power generation. It has set 2025 target cumulative total installation of 3GWp for rooftop PV systems and 17GWp for ground-mounted PV stations. As of the end of August 2017, the cumulative capacity totaled 1.319GWp for rooftop PV systems and 69.7MWp for ground-mounted PV stations.

For offshore wind power, cumulative total installation capacity for 2025 is set at 3GW and stood at 8MW as of August 2017.

The government aims to maintain reserve power-generating capacity at over 15% and stand-by power-generating capacity at 10% beginning 2019 as well as attain peak power supply of 46,910MW and peak power load of 40,320MW in 2025.


November 14, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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