Taiwan and UK hold conference to strengthen bilateral cooperation in renewable energy

Taiwan and UK hold conference to strengthen bilateral cooperation in renewable energy

 

 

On 15 November, the 14th Taiwan-UK Renewable Energy Conference took place in Taipei City to build bilateral cooperation in offshore wind development. Organised by the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and the British Office Taipei (BOT), the day-long event was attended by approximately 200 academics, business representatives, experts and officials. The conference featured commercial matchmaking sessions, keynote speeches, and seminars on industrial localisation, port management, talent availability as well as workplace health and safety.

 

 

In his opening remarks, MOEA Vice Minister Lin Chuan-neng pointed out that the conference follows hot on the heels of the inauguration of Taiwan’s offshore wind farm Formosa 1 in Miaoli County. “It is a blue-ribbon platform for the government to promote this milestone and garner greater input from the British side,” he added. BOT Representative Catherine Nettleton said Taiwan and the UK should share know-how, expand changes and boost opportunities for vendors from both sides in the international market. The conference also featured the launch of the UK Renewable Energy Committee in Taiwan, a forum which is expected to boost Taiwan-UK cooperation in a range of relevant fields.