The Smart Grid General Planning Framework
Smart grids are vital to driving energy transition, leading industrial transformation and new economic development. Taipower is proactively reducing the impact of intermittent renewable energy generation, enhancing grid resilience, and strengthening and consolidating power transmission and distribution systems. The Company is committed to improving disaster prevention and troubleshooting capabilities while increasing the system supply and demand performance, incorporating load management methods, enhancing user participation opportunities, and progressively building a stable and effective smart grid.
On March 27, 2020, Taipower began to carry out smart grid construction in accordance with The Smart Grid Master Plan as approved and amended by the Executive Yuan’s Bureau of Energy. The plan is oriented towards problem-solving and system integration, and is divided into 7 key strategic areas, 21 specific practices, and 14 checkpoint objectives. Taipower is mainly responsible for five areas, 17 specific practices, and 13 checkpoint targets. The Company continuously implements and reviews its performance in these areas to strengthen its energy management and grid resilience.
Performance of Smart Grid in 2022
Taipower experienced several major achievements this year within the five fields under its purview. They are described as follows:
Smart dispatching and power generation
The Company consolidated existing renewable energy generation and established an information management platform, created platforms for power market trading and coal-fired unit big data monitoring, and introduced a Distribution-level Renewable Energy Advanced Management System (DREAMS). The real-time monitoring capacity of renewable energy (GW) reached 4.26 GW in 2022.
Plan, operate, and maintain transmission system data, and consolidate information to strengthen the management of power transmission and distribution assets. In 2022, the average failure time of transmission system equipment was 0.373 hours/year.
Energy storage system
The capacity of energy storage systems reached 150.8 MW.
Demand side management
Taipower is targeting potential power-saving users in its deployment of smart meters. By the end of 2022, a total of 210.8 million high-voltage AMIs had been installed.
Completed the installation of 100 kilometers of optical cables, 42 optical fiber communication systems providing 720 communication circuits, and installed 590 sets of routers in 2022.