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Wind Power News: Taiwan

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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


June 25, 2021 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

TPP calls for review of wind farm regulations

The government should consider the impact of offshore wind farms on shipping, fisheries and marine life before allowing energy developers to build more installations, Taiwan People’s Party (TPP) lawmakers and experts said on Wednesday. The government plans to phase out all nuclear power generation facilities and generate 20 percent of electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025, including 5.7 gigawatts (GW) from offshore wind power. From 2026 to 2035, it plans to source an additional 15GW from offshore wind farms. . . . Complete story »


June 25, 2021 • China, TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Taiwan monitors impact of Chinese wind turbine project

Taiwan People’s Party Legislator Tsai Pi-ru (蔡壁如) has expressed concern the Chinese offshore wind turbines under construction 7 nautical miles (13 kilometers) south of the Matsu Islands will affect the wellbeing of Matsu residents and the local marine environment. Tsai submitted an inquiry to the Cabinet, stating that China’s Funeng Strait Company will operate 30 Dongfang Electric Wind Power 10-megawatt wind turbines at the Changle offshore wind farm, Liberty Times reported. The site, she noted, is close to Matsu’s waters, . . . Complete story »


January 20, 2021 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farms to be monitored to protect animals

The government would more strictly monitor the construction of offshore wind farms to protect marine animals, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said yesterday. The government would use an automatic identification system for ships as well as other technological tools to protect the animals, it said. The developers of 24 wind farm projects have since last year begun construction on land and offshore after passing the agency’s environmental impact assessment (EIA) reviews. However, as many of the wind farms off the . . . Complete story »


December 26, 2020 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Fishers vow to ‘fight to the end’ EnerVest wind farms

New Taipei City fishers vowed a “fight to the end” after Germany-based energy company EnerVest scheduled briefing sessions on its wind farm projects in the seas near Pengjia (彭佳嶼), Mianhua (棉花嶼) and Huaping (花瓶嶼) islets. EnerVest’s publicity materials showed that it plans to build 520 turbines in three wind farms of about 1,000 square kilometers near the islets of Pengjia, Mianhua and Huaping. Speaking at a local fishers’ association meeting in Wanli District (萬里), New Taipei City Councilor Pai Pei-ju . . . Complete story »


November 23, 2020 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Keelung mayor opposes wind farms off northeastern Taiwan

Keelung Mayor Lin Yu-chang (林右昌) said Sunday he is against a possible offshore wind farm project in waters off northeastern Taiwan overseen by the city, calling the region an important nature reserve and fishing ground. “Don’t ever think about it. I’m against it,” he said on his Facebook page after local media reported that a foreign energy developer wants to set up a 300-square-kilometer wind farm around the islets of Pengjia, Huaping and Mianhua. Lin said the three volcanic islets . . . Complete story »


September 3, 2020 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

CAA reiterates opposition to wind farm off Taoyuan coast

Taiwan’s national aviation authority on Thursday reiterated its opposition to building a wind farm off the coast of Taoyuan due to concerns over flight safety at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) reiterated its position after offshore wind energy developer Wpd Taiwan Energy Co., a subsidiary of German-based Wpd AG, held a press conference earlier in the day in response to the rejection of its application to build a wind farm off the coast of Taoyuan. Representatives . . . Complete story »


August 14, 2020 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Fishers from Yunlin county criticize wind turbine project

Yunlin County-based fishers yesterday called on the Wpd Taiwan Energy to build its proposed offshore wind turbines farther away from coastal fishing areas and to stop threatening local fishers. Wpd has been one of Taiwan’s major wind energy developers since it bought InfraVest Wind Power in 2016, including a projected windmill farm with 80 offshore wind turbines. The turbines would be located in waters 8 to 17km off the nation’s west coast and produce 640 megawatts (MW), the company’s Web . . . Complete story »


May 12, 2019 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Beached whales’ hearing badly damaged: agency

DISCONCERTING FINDINGS: Scans on nine dead pygmy killer whales showed abnormal shadows in their middle ears, and they all had blackened livers. Medical examinations of several whales found that damaged hearing might be the reason they became stranded, the Ocean Conservation Administration (OCA) said on Friday, adding that it would set up guidelines for training marine mammal observers to help mitigate the effects of offshore development projects. The agency late last month received successive reports that whales were stranded on . . . Complete story »


January 3, 2019 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Wind power developers miss deadline

Four offshore wind power developers yesterday failed to secure power purchase agreements with a favorable feed-in tariff of NT$5.8498 per kilowatt-hour for their six projects, as they did not receive approvals from the Changhua County Government and the Bureau of Energy. Yesterday was the last day for developers to seize the lucrative rate, as any projects approved hereafter would be subject to a lower rate at NT$5.106 for the next 20 years. The county government – which oversees the six offshore . . . Complete story »


December 31, 2018 • TaiwanPrint storyE-mail story

Concern in Changhua over wind power

Changhua County Commissioner Wang Hui-mei’s (王惠美) victory in last month’s nine-in-one elections brought a change in local governance that has raised concern over possible increased political risk for offshore wind farm investment, although wind power developers can still secure power purchase agreements with a more favorable feed-in tariff of NT$5.8498 per kilowatt-hour if they receive permits from the local government and the Bureau of Energy, and submit the documents to Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) by Wednesday. Six offshore wind . . . Complete story »


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