Enjoy the view of Green Energy at the Longfong Fishery Port
Organization: Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs Publish Date: 2017-03-03 10:33
Longfong Fishery Port lies between Lengshui River and Longfong Drainage Canal. It is abundant with fishing resources. To attract tourists, Miaoli County Government has instructed the fish market to operate at weekends so tourists can easily find seafood restaurants nearby. Apart from that, tourists can also visit the footpaths in the Casuarina forest, ride bikes along the coast, and watch wind turbines in the area. Thanks to the strong north east monsoon and oceanic tides in winter, when the tide recedes, a great variety of birds in search of food are attracted and a great landscape is displayed. The fishing market by the port gets very crowded while tourists flock to the coastal area so that they can watch the sunset.
In addition to the sunset, more attractions have been added to Longfong Fishery Port, which is the construction of two offshore wind turbines outside the port. The wind turbines operate day and night, making the scenery even more diversified. The wind turbines have taken up the great responsibility in power generation. The two turbines installed by Formosa I Wind Power Co., Ltd. at the end of 2016 can generate power equivalent to 8,000 household electricity annual consumption while the reduction of carbon emissions is approximately equivalent to 40 Da-an forest parks. These are the milestones of Taiwan's offshore wind development and achievements for energy self-sustainability.
In order to strengthen the ability to mitigate climate change, the government has made a resolution that non-fossil-fuel energy takes up 20 % of electricity generation by 2025. Therefore, Taiwan must utilize solar and wind energy with which it has been endowed. The target of cumulative installed capacity in wind energy is expected to reach 3 GW by 2025, annual power generation would be 11.1 TWh, equivalent to 4.3 % of total electricity generation. On the other hand, Taiwan is vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes and lacks experience in installing offshore wind turbines. Hence, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has outlined the guidance of offshore wind energy. Shallower seabeds close to the shore and areas rich in wind energy will be given priority to open for turbine installation. In 2012, MOEA enacted "Offshore Wind Power Demonstration Incentive Program" to encourage investments in offshore wind farms and allow all potential investors to conduct necessary surveys. At the end of 2016, the Environmental Protection Administration completed the consultation procedures of the Strategic Environmental Assessment of "Zonal Development of Offshore Wind". All of which provide a clear guidance for wind farm investors.
Spokesperson of Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs:
Deputy Director-General, Chun-Li Lee
Contact Window: Director, Jin-Sheng Su
Technical Advisory Contact: Senior Specialist, Chung-Hsien Chen