TAIPEI, Taiwan — 2023 Energy Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan opens Oct. 18 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 to showcase the latest innovations and collaboration opportunities in the world’s drive toward net-zero carbon emissions. Jointly organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Green Energy and Sustainability Alliance (GESA), a SEMI Industry Group, the event is Taiwan’s largest platform for promoting renewable energy across solar power, wind power, smart storage and emerging energy sources. Registration is open.
The three-day event featuring forums and expositions will gather representatives from the renewable energy industry, public sector, academia and research organizations to explore ways to increase green energy production
“It is imperative that we start the net-zero transformation without delay to mitigate the impact of global climate change,” said Terry Tsao, Global Chief Marketing Officer and President of SEMI Taiwan. “To realize this goal, we must increase renewable energy production volume. Investments in renewable energy are growing worldwide. For its part, Taiwan continues to promote solar power, wind power, energy storage, and various emerging power sources while encouraging the development of high-potential energy sources such as hydrogen, marine, and geothermal energy.”
Energy Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan Highlights
Running Oct. 18-20, the event will feature new business opportunities and innovative net-zero solutions during the following forums:
- Smart Energy Storage Forum – Experts from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Delta Electronics, Ancillary Power, and CTBC Bank will consider ways to support industry development and realize the AlwaysOn vision for energy storage systems. Speakers will address the topic from perspectives including government regulations and policies, onsite firefighting and protection, internal safety design of energy storage systems, financing, insurance, and operations.
- Net-Zero Taiwan International Forum – Sponsored by the National Development Council, the forum will feature experts from France, Finland, Spain, the Taiwan Carbon Solution Exchange (TCX) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) offering insights centered on three themes: Go Green: Trends and Insights, Green Finance: Financing for Energy Revolution, and Green Energy: Powered by Tech. Speakers will share cases of corporate carbon reduction as well as net-zero trends and strategies in various regions. Sustainability companies such as Schneider Electric Taiwan, HD Renewable Energy, and Chinese Petroleum Corporation, as well as green finance providers Mega Bank, Bank SinoPac, and the Taipei Exchange will also participate in the Forum.
- Solar Power Technology Symposium – Industry experts and academics will discuss the latest solar power industry trends and paths to new innovations. Topics will include the advantages of perovskite technology, new developments in optical storage for solar power systems, and green building case studies.
- Energy Transition: Toward a Sustainable Future Forum– Operators of green energy and financial institutions will explore the latest trends and cutting-edge applications in green power, green finance, and green power industry development. Experts will also share viewpoints on how to sustainably develop green energy and create a new green finance ecosystem.
Power Installation Capacity Accounts for Nearly 70% of Renewable Energy Infrastructure
The development of renewable energy continues to attract growing investment worldwide. According to the World Energy Investment 2023 report released by the International Energy Agency (IEA), global investment in renewable energy in 2023 is expected to reach US$1.7 trillion, an increase of 24% compared to 2021. For the first time, total annual investment in solar power energy will exceed anticipated new investments in the upstream petroleum sector.
Statistics from Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs show that the average annual growth rate of Taiwan’s installed renewable energy capacity over the past five years has reached 21.9%, far exceeding the global average of 9.1%.
Solar power photovoltaics accounts for 68.9% of renewable energy expansion in Taiwan, with the growth rate of offshore wind power at 7.4%, onshore wind power at 5.5%, and conventional hydropower at 13.5%. The percentage of renewable energy installations in Taiwan continues to increase. At today’s Energy Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan press conference, speakers from Chinese Petroleum Corporation and Taiwan Cement Corporation shared insights under the theme Building a Complete Ecosystem for Taiwan to Move Towards Net-Zero Emissions.
About Green Energy and Sustainability Alliance (GESA)
SEMI Taiwan established the Energy Group in 2008. The Committee brings together opinion leaders for policy initiatives to facilitate collaboration among the solar power, wind power and smart energy storage industries. Formed by SEMI Taiwan in July 2023 to accelerate the semiconductor industry’s net-zero transition, GESA serves as a cross-sector platform for industry, government, academia, and research, fostering policy exchange and technological advancements. The Alliance promotes carbon emissions reduction, energy management, circular economy, and green finance. It aims to become Taiwan’s largest platform for green energy and sustainability and help the chip industry reach net zero by 2050.