The Tsai administration plans to reach 20% renewable power by 2025. One leader of the push toward renewables is the government's leading R&D unit, the Industrial Technology Research Institute. Early last year in Tainan, ITRI launched a renewable microgrid pilot, with annual power generation surpassing 510,000 kilowatt hours. Today experts and scholars from the U.S., the U.K., and Japan shared their experiences with renewables at a seminar organized by ITRI.
In recent years, global attention has been focused on renewable energy. Taiwan has made a hard push to develop its sustainable capacity.
Today international experts shared their experiences developing renewable energy in various countries. The workshop heard an expert from Texas, where oil is abundant yet wind power is the biggest source of electricity. Experts said Texas could be a viable model for Taiwan.
Electrical engineering professor
The Taiwan Strait is a fine factory for wind power generation. In fact, it’s one of the world’s few prime locations for wind power.
ITRI is a research and development institution. We try to solve these problems, to propose ways to solve them. We must be able to help the government set policies and regulations. It's our hope that we can quickly make up the talent shortfall in electrical and energy systems.
Sustainable energy is a global development goal. ITRI said it hoped the international seminar would lead to exchanges and valuable insights that support Taiwan's energy transformation.