BMI View: Despite ambitious government targets aiming to substantially increase Taiwan's renewable energy capacity by 2030, little progress has been made on the ground and at present we are maintaining our forecasts for limited overall growth in the renewable energy sector throughout our forecast period to 2024. Biomass and waste generation will continue to dominate the non-hydropower renewables sector, al though solar and wind power will gradually gain greater market shares.
Taiwan has set extensive targets for renewable energy, aiming to have 16% of energy from renewable sources by 2030 with ambitious programmes such as 'Million Solar Rooftop PVs' and 'Thousand Wind Turbines' setting up a framework for development. Feed-in-tariffs and regulatory improvements will facilitate new developments, along with government funding. However, the dominance of state-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower), which has a monopoly on energy supply, could deter potential investors and furthermore, the process of passing crucial legislation regarding greenhouse gas reductions and carbon taxes in parliament is extremely slow. As such, the country's reliance on traditional thermal and nuclear power will continue for the foreseeable future.
Biomass and waste generation is the most well established of the non-hydropower renewable energy options in Taiwan, accounting for a forecast 67.3% of non-hydropower renewables generation in 2015, around 1.6% of the country's total energy mix. Although we expect biomass and waste energy to grow throughout the forecast period, it will be outpaced by stronger growth in solar and wind power and as such will slightly lose market share, accounting for 60.8% of renewables generation by 2024, 1.6% of the total energy mix.
Wind power is the second biggest non-hydropower renewables source in Taiwan, accounting for 32.1% of power generation in 2015. Taiwan has considerable potential offshore wind power capacity, and several projects are planned and under...
The Taiwan Renewables Report researched at source contains BMI Research's assessment of the current renewables market in Taiwan. The report also contains historical data together with forecasts to end-2018 covering electricity generation (TWh) and electricity capacity (MW).
The renewables sectors covered in the report include Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Tidal and Wave, and Biomass (See Table of Contents for exact coverage). The report also features details on government green energy agendas and funding opportunities, as well as presenting a detailed list of key renewables projects currently being planned or undertaken in Taiwan, their capacity, the timeframe of construction and their current status.
The report discusses the various energy policies currently in force, including targets, subsidies and the relevant infrastructure developments or limitations which might impact on renewables growth, analysing the potential effects of regulatory changes in conjunction with the background macroeconomic outlook. Finally, there is a general overview of the competitive landscape in Taiwan, together with a detailed summary of the main utilities and manufacturers present and their business operations.
BMI's Taiwan Renewables Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with unique independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Taiwan renewables industry.
- Benchmark BMI's independent renewables industry forecasts for Taiwan to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and planning in the renewables market.
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering the renewables market in Taiwan, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant multinational and national company developments.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the renewables sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for electricity generation (TWh) and electricity generating capacity (MW) for each individual renewables sector present in the country.
These in turn are broken down into:
Electricity Generation: Overall capacity (TWh), growth % change year-on-year, KWh per capita, % of Total Non-Hydropower renewables generation, % of total electricity generation.
Electricity Capacity: Overall capacity (MW), growth % change year-on-year, % of non-hydroelectric renewables capacity and % of total capacity.
These forecasts are in turn supported by explicit assumptions, in conjunction with analysis of the key risks to the main forecast.
Business Environment Rankings
BMI's Renewables Business Environment Rankings provide fully comparable Risk-Reward Rankings aimed at investors in the regional renewables market.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of various industry, economic and demographic data point.