Taipei, Taiwan/ Hybrid
26 October 2021
Note: The physical event is by invitation only. You can register the virtual webinar for free. The meeting link (Cisco Webex) will send to the registered participants on 25 October.
About the Conference
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 is the official annual offshore wind event where the Taiwan government and industry officials discuss the critical challenges and opportunities facing Taiwan in the APAC wind energy sector from now to 2035, such as localisation strategy, ports development, the Round 3 auction, and green hydrogen developed from wind energy.
GOWST is an event organised by the industry, for the industry, focuses on how to strengthen the policy framework for a sustainable development of wind sector towards achieving Taiwan’s new capacity targets. It will take place on 26 October 2021. Due to the ongoing Covid 19 restrictions, GOWST will be a hybrid live and online format with in-person experience supported by virtual participation and presentations.
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’s offshore wind ambition is widely recognised as one of the most exciting emerging markets for offshore wind, driven by global coal retirement and a vision for a green economy. All eyes are now on Taiwan as it 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.
On top of the environmental and health benefits that come with moving to clean wind energy, Taiwan serves to benefit greatly from a booming offshore market to stimulate the local economy, creating green jobs, investment in local infrastructure, and becoming an export hub in APAC for the growing offshore industry. 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 is expected to reach $90 billion USD and create around 57,000 jobs.
13:30 – 13:35 | Group Photo
13:35 – 13:55 | Welcome Address
Shen Jong-Chin, Vice Premier of Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Wang Mei-Hua, Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Chi Wen-Jong, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)
Giuseppe Izzo, Vice Chairman, European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT)
Ben Backwell, CEO, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
13:55 – 15:30 | High-Level Taiwan Offshore Wind Development Forum
This session brings together C-Suite Executives of leading wind industry players active in Taiwan’s offshore developments to dialogue with Director-Generals of the Taiwanese government (MOTC, BOE, IDB) on the challenges and opportunities ahead for offshore wind in Taiwan.
Moderator: Maya Malik, Senior Adviser of Offshore Wind, Emerging Markets, GWEC
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)
Alex Robertson, Vice President and General Manager Taiwan, Vestas Asia-Pacific
Weiwei Tseng, Director of the Board at Wpd Taiwan Energy and Director of Wind Development and Land Management Department, Wpd
Christy Wang, General Manager, Ørsted Taiwan
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)
15:30 – 15:40 | Screen Break/ Coffee Break
15:40 – 16:30 | Regional Update: Developments of Offshore Wind Energy in Asia
This session provides a regional perspective on the various offshore wind markets that draws upon the success stories and challenges that each individual market is facing or could potentially anticipate.
Regional Overview – Liming Qiao, Head of Asia, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Japan Offshore Wind Energy Development – Jin Kato, President, Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA)
South Korea Offshore Wind Energy Development – Woojin Choi, Vice Chairman, Korea Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA)
Regional Outlook and Collaboration – Sanjeet Sanghera, Global Head of Wind Analysis, BloombergNEF
16:30 – 17:10 | Upscaling Taiwan Port Infrastructure Critical For Offshore Wind Energy Development
Offshore wind energy grows with expanding and upgrading port infrastructure. Taiwan needs to develop a port strategy that recognizes the role ports will play in achieving the goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and put investment in port infrastructure to support the planned offshore wind expansion from now to 2035.
Chung Ying-Feng, Vice President, Business, Taiwan International Ports Co. (TIPC)
Jasper Bank, Chief Commercial Officer, Port Esbjerg
17:10 – 17:40 | Renewable Hydrogen by Wind
Hydrogen can be produced using renewable energy sources like wind, which do not emit the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. Offshore wind, in particular, is an attractive energy source. In short, hydrogen could be a key option to reaching zero carbon emissions across multiple energy sectors in the future.
Topic 1: Green H2 policy making journey reference EU markets – Andrew Ho, Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, New Markets, Ørsted Asia-Pacific
Topic 2: Green hydrogen development strategy and certification in Europe – Norbert Heidelmann, Department Manager, Hydrogen Technology Competence Center, Germany, TÜV Rheinland Group
17:40 | Closing Remarks
Vice Premier of Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Minister, Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC)
Vice Chairman, European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT)
CEO, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Director-General, Bureau of Energy (BOE), R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Deputy Director-General, Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Director-General, Maritime Port Bureau, MOEA, R.O.C. (Taiwan)
Chairman, Taiwan International Ports Co. (TIPC)
Vice President, Taiwan International Ports Corp. (TIPC)
Head of Asia, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Senior Adviser of Offshore Wind, Emerging Markets, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
President of Japan Wind Power Association
Vice Chairman of Korea Wind Energy Industries Association
Global Head of Wind Analysis, BloombergNEF
Vice President and General Manager Taiwan, Vestas Asia-Pacific
Director of the Board and Director of Wind Development and Land Management Department, Wpd
General Manager, Ørsted Taiwan
Chairman and Managing Director, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Offshore Wind Ltd
Managing Director, CI Wind Power Development Taiwan Co., Ltd.
Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, New Markets, Ørsted Asia-Pacific
Department Manager, Hydrogen Technology Competence Center, Germany, TÜV Rheinland Group