2020 06 / 20
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The preliminary rules for offshore wind power block development are released

In order to promote the development of Taiwan's offshore wind power, the Energy Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs has promoted progress through the three-stage strategy of "first demonstration, second potential, and later block", and has obtained preliminary results in the first stage demonstration rewards and the second stage potential sites, respectively. According to the briefing session of the Energy Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the preliminary rules for the third stage have also been unveiled, and public consultation opinions are also currently available. The draft is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter of 2020.



According to the plan, 1GW of capacity will be released annually from 2026 to 2035, and 10GW will be released in the overall plan. Recently, it is planned to handle the 5-year 5GW capacity allocation operation from 2026 to 2030. The plan will be divided from the second quarter of 2021. Handle capacity allocation operations for 3 years, and give priority to areas with a depth of less than 50 meters. Domestic media reports indicate that 1GW will be allocated in the second quarter of 2021, and the grid-connected year will be 2026, and 2022 and 2023 will be allocated 2GW each. For 2027-2028 and 2029-2030.

Among them, the capacity allocation operation is expected to be handled by the "two-stage evaluation" business selection method. The first stage is qualification review, which is reviewed based on technical, financial capabilities, industrial commitment and other conditions; The lower one decides the winner.



The Energy Bureau of the Ministry of Economic Affairs pointed out that in the future, it will continue to demonstrate model awards and potential site promotion experience, and continue to promote offshore wind power installations in accordance with a three-stage strategy. The investment amount of trillion yuan and more than 20,000 job opportunities also drive an annual carbon reduction of about 12 million tons, which is equivalent to the annual carbon reduction of 30,000 Daan Forest Parks.





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