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Short-term and Long-term Measures are Adopted to Stabilize Energy Supply and Achieve Energy Transition
Organization: Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs        Publish Date: 2017-07-26 14:03
Chinese National Federation of Industries (CNFI) had convened the "Energy Policy Committee" on April 11 and suggested that nuclear power should be one of the options for power generation before alternative energy can be substituted to stabilize the power supply. Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) stated the comprehensive measures in the short term have been adopted to ensure a stable power supply. In the long term, the traditional power plants will be replaced by constructing the LNG receiving terminals and expanding the development of the renewable energy to accomplish the energy transition.

Due to the soaring summer temperatures, the outage and the overhauling, the power supply is tight in short-term. MOEA has urged Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) to complete the annual maintenance of generations before summer so that the existing plants can operate. On the other hand, Taipower makes continual efforts in promoting the demand-side measures, such as demand bidding, reduction of electricity measures and various time-of-use rate plans, to guide users to switch from peak hours so as to ensure the stable power supply in summer.

In the long term path of energy transition, the power supply stability will be ensured and the low-carbon energy would be developed so as to reach the target of the generation structure of increasing the renewables to 20%, decreasing coal-fired generation to 30%, and increasing the gas-fired generation to 50% in 2025. The specific measures are as follows:

1.Develop renewable energy: The capacity on the renewable energy is planned and an ambitious goal is set. The installed capacity for rooftop type PV will reach 3GW by 2025 and the installed capacity of ground type PV will reach 17 GW by 2025. For the wind generation, the installed capacity for off-shore wind power is aimed to reach 3GW by 2025.
2.Expand the natural gas using and gas-fired power plants: Renew the old gas-fired plants by adopting high efficiency combined-cycle turbines. The accumulated installed capacity is planned to reach 27.46GW by 2025 and the construction of LNG receiving terminals and the storage equipment are accelerated
3.Gradually reduce the coal-fired generation: In addition to accelerating the renewal of old coal-fired generations by ultra-supercritical generating plants, the flexible dispatch will also be adopted so that the proportion of coal-fired power generation can be reduced gradually.

Finally, the power supply stability will be ensured in the processes of energy transition, and the key issues in carbon emissions reduction and reasonable energy prices will also be considered. Therefore, any possible options of energy sources should not be given up. It is hoped that through the joint efforts made by the industries and the public, the energy transition and a low-carbon and low-pollution life can be achieved.

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