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Taipower's onshore wind turbines generate 10 billion kWh of electricity

Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES, Taipei 0

State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) announced that its self-established onshore (land-based) wind turbines have cumulatively generated electricity of 10 billion kWh.

Since building its first onshore wind turbine in 2001, Taipower has set up 168 onshore wind turbines in coastal areas along western Taiwan with a total installed capacity of 297.04MW, the company said. The onshore turbines generated 672 million kWh in 2021, comprising 58.7% of total power generation by onshore wind turbines in Taiwan.

Taipower disclosed that it runs a remote centralized monitoring and management system to collect operating data from all onshore wind turbines for inspecting operating conditions of and maintaining wind turbines. By Big Data analysis, Taipower can detect components of wind turbines or related equipment that might exhibit abnormal operating conditions in the near future and thereby arrange repairs or replacement in advance, in order to maximize the service lives of wind turbines and minimize maintenance manpower, the company explained.

In addition to onshore wind turbines, Taipower has begun to develop offshore wind farms, with 21 offshore wind turbines completed and connected with local power grids in 2021.

Taipower aims to collect 370MW from onshore wind turbines and 403.7MW from offshore ones in 2025.

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