GWEC Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan (Hybrid) 2021

WEC Global Offshore Wind Summit – Taiwan (Hybrid) 2021

ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) are bringing together Taiwan’s policymakers, offshore wind leaders, investors and international stakeholders to power the growth of Taiwan’s burgeoning offshore wind market at the Global Offshore Wind Summit Taiwan (GOWST) 2021.

  • GOWST will take place on Tuesday, 26 Oct. at Grand Hyatt Hotel (No.2, SongShou Road, Taipei, 11051, Taiwan) and online.
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the maximum allowed number of participants by the Taiwanese government, we are only allowed to accommodate government officials and key sponsors for the onsite event. 
  • Taiwan government executives and global leaders representing European, Japanese, and Korean wind energy associations will be present to discuss the critical challenges and opportunities in APAC offshore wind market.
  • The GOWST 2021 highlights four major topics: 1) Taiwan’s 15GW Round 3 phase of offshore wind development from 2026 to 2035, 2) regional supply chain collaboration in APAC, 3) upscaling ports infrastructure, 4) Renewable hydrogen from offshore wind.
  • The VIP guests include Vice Premier Shen Jong-chin, MOEA Minister Wang Mei-hua, MOTC Minister Dr. Wang Kwo-Tsai and many more.
  • The event is also advised by the MOEA and MOTC.

WHY TAIWAN?

GWEC Market Intelligence’s latest market outlook predicts that Taiwan is positioned to be the largest offshore wind market in Asia excluding (Mainland) China.  

·        Taiwan government has announced plans to boost its offshore wind power generation capacity by 15 GW over 10 years between 2026 and 2035.

·        Taiwan will connect 5.5 GW of new offshore wind capacity by 2025 and another 15 GW will be tendered by the government through the Round 3 auctions for commissioning by 2035

·        Taiwan is on track to generate over 20,000 jobs and nearly $30 billion in inward investment by 2025, making the industry a cornerstone for a green recovery in the region.

·        By 2035, the investment from offshore wind in Taiwan is expected to reach $90 billion USD and create around 57,000 jobs.

About European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT)

European Chamber OF Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) promotes the interests of European companies operating in Taiwan through proactive engagement with government and institutions and by providing a platform for business networking and development opportunities. The ECCT’s Low Carbon Initiative (LCI) was started to showcase the best European low carbon solutions and practices across a broad range of industries, to raise awareness about sustainable development and promote the adoption of low carbon solutions in order to help Taiwan to reduce its carbon emissions. 

About the Global Wind Energy Council

Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) is a member-based organisation that represents the entire wind energy sector. The members of GWEC represent over 1,500 companies, organisations and institutions in more than 80 countries, including manufacturers, developers, component suppliers, research institutes, national wind and renewables associations, electricity providers, finance and insurance companies.

Speakers

  • Yu Cheng-Wei, Director-General, Bureau of Energy (BOE), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
  • Yang Chih-Ching, Deputy Director-General, Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
  • Lee Hsien-Yi, Chairman, Taiwan International Ports Co. (TIPC)
  • Yeh Hsieh-Long, Director-General, Maritime Port Bureau (MPB), Ministry of Transports and Communications (MOTC)
  • Yuni Wang, Chairman, Wpd
  • Christy Wang, General Manager Taiwan, Ørsted
  • Niels Steenberg, Chairman and Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore Wind Ltd (SGRE)
  • Marina Hsu, Managing Director, Copenhagen Offshore Partners, CI Wind Power Development Taiwan Co., Ltd. (CiP)
  • Jin Kato, President, Japanese Wind Power Association (JWPA)
  • Woojin Choi, Vice Chairman, Korea Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA)
  • Sanjeet Sanghera, Global Head of Wind Analysis, BloombergNEF
  • Jasper Bank, Chief Commercial Officer, Port Esbjerg
  • Chen Shao-Liang, President, Taiwan International Ports Co. (TIPC)
  • Andrew Ho, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, New Markets of Ørsted
  • Jonas Pferdekemper, Project Manager, Global Hydrogen Competence Centre, TÜV Rheinland Group.
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Source: GWEC

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