General Planning for Smart Grids
Smart grids are vital for energy transition, industrial transformation and new economic development. To build a smart grid that is both effective and stabile, Taipower will strive to achieve three major goals: (1) control the amount of renewable energy generation and reduce the impact of intermittent power generation; (2) enhance grid resilience, strengthen the integration of power transmission and distribution systems, improve capabilities of disaster prevention and troubleshooting, and reduce power outage times; and (3) increase system effectiveness in supply and demand, employing load management as a method to strengthen customer participation opportunities.
In response to the needs of energy transition, amendments to the Electricity Act, and the effects of the great blackout incident of August 15, 2017, Taipower has, after much work, developed a plan consisting of six major themes including smart dispatch and generation, grid management, energy storage systems, demand side management, ICT infrastructure, and statutory regulations and human resources. In the future, Taipower will gradually complete various action plans in accordance with the six major themes to promote the development of smart grids in a holistic manner.