Taiwan's first two offshore wind turbines, set up as the first phase of the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm, are reportedly set to enter operations in May.
The installation of two Siemens 4MW wind turbines off Miaoli County was completed in October 2016. The following month, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said that formal commercial operations for the wind turbines were scheduled to begin in the first quarter of this year.
The project is now waiting for the license from the power company to officially enter operational phase, Taiwan's Minister of Economic Affairs, Lee Chih-kung, is quoted by Radio Taiwan International as saying.
Further 120MW of capacity is planned to be constructed during 2019 as part of the second stage of the Formosa 1, subject to final investment decision.
In January 2017, offshore wind giant DONG Energy and Macquarie Capital signed agreements to acquire a combined 85% ownership interest in the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm.
Offshore WIND Staff