Taiwan News: Wind Power Feed-in-Tariff Rate Cut, Foxconn Rethinking Wisconsin

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Date: 2019/01/31
By: TNL Daily News
Credit: Reuters / Nicky Loh

Credit: Maggie Chou / CC BY-SA 3.0
Wind turbines in Kaomei Wetland, Taichung County.

Taiwan reduced the feed-in-tariff (FIT) rate and set production caps for offshore wind power firms on Wednesday but backed away from a proposed larger cut that had irked wind power developers such as Danish firm Orsted A/S, CNA reports.

The FIT rate, which governs wind power projects that sign power purchasing agreements with state-owned Taipower, will drop to NT$5.516 per kilowatt hour (kWh) from its 2018 rate of NT$5.8498 per unit.

Danish firm Orsted A/S said on Jan. 2 it would pause two offshore wind power projects in Changhua County over disagreements on the FIT rate.

Orsted Offshore CEO Martin Neubert said in a Wednesday statement the company would attempt to “mitigate the adverse impacts from the production cap and the reduced feed-in-tariff with the objective of making the projects investable.”    [FULL  STORY]

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