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With a power score of 2.26, Taiwan ranks number 8 among emerging markets and number 25 in the global ranking.

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  • Asia-Pacific

2.26 / 5

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Low-carbon strategy

Net-zero goal and strategy

Taiwan does not have a net-zero goal or strategy.

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)

Even though not among the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Taiwan passed its Greenhouse Gases Reduction and Management Law in July 2015, setting the region's 2050 emissions reduction goal to 50% of 2005 emissions level. In March 2022, Taiwan officially published its Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050, consisting of four key pillars: Energy Transition, Industrial Transition, Lifestyle Transition, and Social Transition.

Fossil fuel phase-out policy

There is no fossil fuel phase-out policy in Taiwan

Power

Power policy

The current administration, having called for a “nuclear-free homeland by 2025,” faced several challenges when getting re-elected in 2020. The government has stuck to its nuclear phaseout plan, but hopes to add 25 gigawatts of renewables. The share of renewables in power generation is targeted to reach 20% some years later (slower than the original target of 2025), while fossil fuel (mainly gas) will remain the key supplier in the electricity mix.

Power policies

Renewable energy auction
Feed-in Tariff
Import tax incentives
Net Metering
Renewable energy target
VAT incentives

Power prices and costs

Utility-scale PV on public land and developer-owned rooftop projects is sometimes determined through auctions organized by local governments. Other projects can receive feed-in tariffs. In the wind sector, 1.7 gigawatts of offshore wind projects were awarded through a tender in June 2018. The government in 2021 announced a new plan to add 15 gigawatts of new offshore wind capacity in 2026-35 via auctions.

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Power market

Taiwan's electronics manufacturing and technology industries have in recent years initiated strong demand for clean energy. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) signed the island's first offshore wind corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) in July 2020. Before that, Google signed the island’s first corporate PPA with a 10-megawatt solar project in January 2019. In May 2020, eight power consumers and retailers purchased 110 gigawatt-hours of clean energy from five solar farms.

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Utility privatisation

Which segments of the power sector are open to private participation?


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Wholesale power market

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Doing business and barriers

Land is by far the major barrier for renewable project development. Local citizens may voice opposition to projects due to concerns over land rights, and environmental conservation, among other concerns, delaying if not preventing project construction. Government subsidizes all consumer power prices, mainly by setting low power prices, controlling their increases and letting Taipower (the only key utility) bear the additional cost of power supply.

Currency of PPAs

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Bilateral power contracts

Can a C&I (Commercial and Industrial) customer sign a long-term contract (PPA) for clean energy?


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Fossil fuel price distortions - Subsidies

Does the government influence the wholesale price of fossil fuel (used by thermal power plants) down through subsidies?


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Fossil fuel price distortions - Taxes

Does the government influence the wholesale price of fossil fuel (used by thermal power plants) up through taxes or carbon prices?


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