Taiwan plans to add 10 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2035

14 Nov 2019

Taiwan, where the 120 MW Formosa-1 Phase 2 offshore wind project has just been inaugurated, plans to develop an additional 10 GW of offshore wind capacity between 2026 and 2035. The island already targets to build 5.7 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2025, as the country aims to exit nuclear the same year. As of November 2019, Taiwan has only 0.9 GW of operational wind power capacity (including the new offshore wind project), but over 8 GW under development (mainly offshore wind).

The development of the Formosa-1 offshore wind park involved two phases. Two 4 MW wind turbines officially entered commercial operation in April 2017. The second phase comprises 20 wind turbines rated 6 MW supplied by Siemens Gamesa. In December 2018, JERA acquired a 32.5% participation in Formosa-1. The other shareholders are Ørsted (35%), Macquarie (25%) and Swancor (7.5%).

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