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[Renewable Energy] Netherlands: From Windmill to Wind farm
Kind: Event topics  Organization: Department of International Cooperation  Publish Date: 2020-05-18 13:54
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The Netherlands is considered a pioneer in the offshore wind power sector, building its first offshore wind farm as early as 1992. Taiwan, by contrast, is a relative newcomer to the field, launching its first demonstration wind farm in 2019.

There are currently four commercial wind farms in operation in the Netherlands. They include EgmondaanZee, established in 2006, Princess Amalia (2008), Luchterduinen (2015) and Gemini (2017). The first three use MHI Vestas wind turbines of the same technology as those for the Changfang and Xidao Offshore wind farm projects underway in Taiwan. Gemini uses wind turbines made by Siemens Gamesa, which is setting up a wind turbine assembly plant in Taichung Port.

The Netherlands has set the ambitious goal of achieving 11.5 gigawatts of total installed capacity by the year 2030, while Taiwan is actively working toward achieving its own set target of 5.7 GW by 2025.

In 2016, the Dutch government launched the five-year, 15 million euro (US$ 16 million) Wozep project to study the ecological impact of offshore wind power projects in the North Sea and determine the effectiveness of mitigation measures, with the aim of ensuring sustainable and environmentally-friendly development of offshore wind over the long term.

Update: 2020-04-17
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