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TAIPEI, Taiwan – October 13, 2020 – Energy Taiwan today hosts a pre-show press conference with government and industry opinion leaders sharing the latest perspectives on domestic policies, energy industry trends, corporate energy consumption, and domestic green energy transformation goals and opportunities. The largest renewable energy event in Taiwan, Energy Taiwan connects the global green energy supply chain for three days of technology demonstrations, theme forums, business networking, and expert insights into the latest technologies and business opportunities in PV, wind energy, hydrogen energy, smart energy storage, and green finance and insurance.

Energy Taiwan Logo 2020

Hosted by SEMI and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), Energy Taiwan is expected to draw more than 10,000 visitors from Taiwan and abroad to the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall I (TaiNEX 1), October 14-16, 2020.

Today’s press conference features insights on Taiwan’s renewable energy development, promoting renewable energy in Taiwan, environmental sustainability, revitalization of the domestic economy and other topics addressing how Taiwan can establish its green energy competitive edge and become the Asia-Pacific green energy center. Speakers at the press conference include:

Energy Taiwan Theme Forums

Energy Taiwan features 15 theme forums on renewable energy to promote industry dialogue and business matching opportunities. The forums include the following:  

  • PV Executive Summit
  • PV Technology Symposium
  • Global Renewable Energy Supply Chain Summit
  • International Forum on Offshore Wind Talent Training and Underwater Technology Trends
  • Smart Energy Storage and System Integration Forum
  • Offshore Wind Industry Summit
  • Hydrogen Energy Industry Trend Forum

Industry Powerhouses to Showcase Latest Green Energy Technologies

  • PV – AUO, Motech, TSEC, URE, Win Win Precision Technology and YSOLAR
  • Wind energy – Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), EnBW Asia Pacific, Hai Long Offshore Wind Farm Project, Formosa 3 (Haiding) Offshore Wind Farm Project, Ørsted, RWE, Swancor and WPD
  • Energy Storage Products – Billion Watts, Mobiletron, Samsung, Siemens, Sysgration and Yulon Motor

“We have seen impressive growth in the renewable energy industry in Taiwan the past four years,” said Wen-Sheng Tseng, Vice Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C., emphasizing the government’s determination to develop renewable energy. “To echo the goal of promoting renewable energy highlighted by President Tsai Ing-wen in her second-term inaugural speech this year, the government, the industry, and the private sector need to work together to seek a consensus and strive to reach the milestone of green energy sources in electricity generation share by 20% in 2025. Looking to the future, the government will try to do its best to create diverse green energy applications, build industry clusters, develop a comprehensive green power system, and attract more international talent to help Taiwan transform into a smart green energy technology island.”

“According to the latest survey of PV Policy Position Paper from the SEMI PV Public Advocacy Committee, nearly 75% of the people support the energy transition, 2.5% higher than last year, while up to 80% of the people hope to see acceleration of the development of the PV industry,” said Terry Tsao, Global Chief Marketing Officer and President of SEMI Taiwan. “SEMI has long been committed to fostering communication between the government and the industry and has been deeply involved in the PV industry for 14 years through exhibitions, forums, policy advocacy and various business matching events. Last year, we joined hands with eight offshore wind energy developers to launch the Taiwan Offshore Wind Industry Association (TOWIA) that vows to promote sound development of the energy industry and assist Taiwan’s renewable energy industry to reach the next level.”

“We see a lot of growth momentum for renewable energy due to policy support and rising
domestic demand,” said Leonor F. M. Lin, President and CEO of TAITRA. “Taiwan's goal is to raise its offshore wind energy capacity to 5.7 GW by 2025. Investments up to NT$1 trillion (US$34.8 billion) as well as 20,000 new jobs are expected. Energy Taiwan 2020 is joined by top players in PV, wind energy, and energy storage from home and abroad. Through technology exchanges with international counterparts and immersion in the latest Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) related application technologies, we believe the industry can find a way to maintain its flexibility while adjusting to the rapidly changing energy world, and create more comprehensive renewable energy solutions.”

“PV is an important alternative source of energy that Taiwan government has been promoting to reach its goal of becoming a less coal-use and nuclear free country,” said Dr. Wen-Whe Pan, CEO, United Renewable Energy Co., Ltd. “However, policy inconsistency and implementation gaps of different government agencies and the pushback from environmental groups make it difficult to acquire the lands needed, and the consequences of failing to carry out the green energy policy will be shared by the government, developers and environment groups. To make abolition of nuclear energy and reduction of coal power possible, all stakeholders from different sectors of society must work together. Moving forward, the government must take the lead in solving issues concerning land acquisition and distribution feeders. Only by doing so is there a chance for us to achieve 20GW of PV installations by 2025 and accomplish the energy transition goal in Taiwan.”

“As one of the global leaders in offshore wind energy, Ørsted really appreciates the opportunity to be working with Taiwan to make our shared green energy vision possible, and to facilitate sustainable development of Taiwan's offshore wind energy industry,” said Christy Wang, General Manager of Ørsted in Taiwan. “We started to proactively invest in wind energy in Taiwan in 2016 and committed to supporting the development of the local supply chain and nurturing and hiring local talent. Our Asia-Pacific team has grown from only two members to 140! It is vital for Taiwan to maintain its growth momentum and launch the next stage of bidding as early as possible next year to secure its leading position in the Asia-Pacific market and ensure that key industrial resources such as regional talent and shipping and supplier capacity are in place. More importantly, local suppliers should be given sufficient time for preparation. Only by doing so can Taiwan sustain its competitive edge in Asia-Pacific. Ørsted will continue to deepen its relationship with the local community and work with the industry, government and academia partners to turn the green energy vision into reality.”

Most foreign buyers are unable to visit to Taiwan due to travel restrictions stemming from the pandemic. To overcome that challenge, Energy Taiwan offers a variety of virtual platforms to ensure continued exchanges between exhibitors and international buyers. Online trade meetings will include buyers from Spain, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore. International buyers plan to work with Taiwanese companies to develop more energy products during the post-COVID-19 pandemic era. In addition, a live tour will guide international buyers through the show in English, exploring the latest services and solutions at Energy Taiwan 2020.

Renewable Energy Week, organized by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C. is co-located with Energy Taiwan this year.

For more information about Energy Taiwan, please visit the event website.

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Association Contacts
Jo-ann Su
SEMI Taiwan
Phone: 886.3.560.1777 ext. 202

Connie Lin
SEMI Taiwan
Phone: 886.3.560.1777 ext. 211