A Transition that Keeps Pace with the Times
Taiwan's energy transition policy is centered on reducing coal use, increasing gas use, and developing nuclear-free, green energy. The policy aims for the use of renewable energy and gas power generation as the main sources of power in the future. Assuming the various development projects for solar, wind and gas-fired power and their associated natural gas receiving terminals are completed on time, a reserve capacity of 15% and an operating reserve of 10% can be achieved and a stable power supply ensured. Following public referendums in 2019, Taipower launched a project to review its energy policies. That process led Taipower planning to prioritize the development of renewable energy, promote low-carbon gas power generation, partially upgrade coal-fired units into ultra-supercritical units, and adjust the proportion of various types of generation, to gradually achieve an energy transition without compromising the stable power supply.
A Stable Power Supply and Generation System
In recent years, sustained economic growth and extreme weather have led to repeated record highs in Taiwan's electricity consumption. To ensure the stability of the power supply, Taipower continuously strengthens management, promotes power development plans, and brings new generating units online. In 2019, the operating reserve rate did not fall to less than 6% on any days. The number of days with a reserve capacity at less than 6% has continuously fallen for the past three year. In the future, Taipower will dedicate itself to maintaining this stable power supply.