This means that Ørsted will be delivering the first large-scale commercial offshore wind projects in the Changhua region and connect 900MW into Changhua's total available grid capacity of 1,000MW in 2021.
Next step for Ørsted's projects, which are located in the Taiwan Strait off Changhua County, is to obtain the establishment permit and to secure the feed-in-tariff by signing a power purchase agreement with Taipower. The projects are expected to be built in 2021, subject to Ørsted's final investment decision.
Martin Neubert, Executive Vice President and CEO of Ørsted Wind Power, says:
"This is a breakthrough moment for offshore wind in the Asia-Pacific region. We're proud to be trusted with this important and large assignment, which will be a landmark in Taiwan's ambitious transition to renewable energy."
Matthias Bausenwein, General Manager for Ørsted in Asia-Pacific, says:
"We're honored by the grid allocation results announced today. Ørsted is fully committed to deliver world class wind power plants for Taiwan on time to accompany the ambitious green energy targets in Taiwan. We'll collaborate closely with central and local governments, and, as outlined in our grid application, we're determined to build up the local supply chain, engage in local communities and transfer knowledge to Taiwan while developing local talent."