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Sustainability and Strategies of Low-carbon Electricity

Toward the Goal of Low-Carbon Power

A commitment to carbon reduction is one of the most basic requirements of the power industry today. In the current era of electrification, providing low-carbon electricity allows the general public to work for the goal of achieving an environmentally sustainable society. At this time, Taipower's main sources of greenhouse gas emissions include thermal power generation, coal yards, oil-consuming equipment such as vehicles and engines, insulation gas used for switch gears, freezers and airconditioning. The Company conducts an annual inventory and internal audit, as well as an external verification (through thirdparty institutions) of its thermal greenhouse gases. The scope of the inventory covers greenhouse gas emissions for Taipower and its thermal (coal, oil, and gas-fired) power generating units and is disclosed in this report.
In order to achieve the goal of reducing carbon emissions, large-scale thermal power generating units are being upgraded and rebuilt to improve their power generation efficiency. The Company is also working to develop renewabl power generation through plans that include hydropower, on and offshore wind farms, solar power sites, geothermal power plants, and the construction of related energy storage systems. This work similarly includes investment in research on carbon reduction technologies (such as carbon capture and storage technology, and the establishment of carbon reduction technology parks and experimental device demonstration projects) and a lower carbon power service model (that includes continuous promotion of demand response plans for enterprises and customers, the development of ESCO energy technology services and energy-saving diagnostic demonstration service centers). Other actions include the use of management methods such as inventory, assessment, setting of science-based reduction targets, and strengthening buildings' energy efficiency to achieve carbon reduction.