Taiwan’s government is committed to a low carbon future. TPC and GE collaborated to install aeroderivative gas turbine technology at the Tung Hsiao Power Plant. This project needed to help enhance electricity production, improve reliability to manage energy shortages, stabilize the grid, and support growth of renewable energy in Taiwan.
In January 2023, TPC safely and successfully started grid-connected trial runs using six GE LM2500XPRESS* aeroderivative gas turbines. The modular turbine units are aiming to deliver 180 MW of electricity to offshore wind power plants under construction nearby. The Tung Hsiao project will help accelerate the country’s coal-to-gas-transition and renewable energy growth, in support of REDA** objectives.
"We’re pleased to be working with technology providers such as GE Gas Power as part of our goals to accelerate the coal-to-gas transition, manage energy shortages, stabilize the grid, and support the growth of renewables in Taiwan. We trust that GE’s aeroderivative gas power technology will help provide fast, flexible and more sustainable power for the people of Taiwan."
aeroderivative gas turbine technology in Taiwan
fast, from groundbreaking to install
start-up to full load for flexible use
increasing to 100% H2 by 2030 for sustainability
capable of reducing emissions by 90+%
total installed capacity set with GE aero gas turbines
installed throughout Taiwan
Taiwan Power Company installed six GE LM2500XPRESS gas turbine generator sets at the Tung Hsiao Power Plant. Installed within 10 months, this aeroderivative gas turbine technology is first-of-its-kind in Taiwan. Total installed capacity is 180MW—ample intermittent electricity to support wind power and other sustainable sources.
This plant plays a crucial role in supporting the diversification of energy sources in Taiwan. We are proud to provide fast, flexible and more sustainable aeroderivative gas power—on or off the grid—to support TPC in their energy transition program and support the increased use of renewable solar and wind power.
President and CEO, GE Gas Power for Asia
Using GE’s LM2500XPRESS aeroderivative gas turbine generator technology, Taiwan Power Company is advancing Taiwan’s transition to cleaner, more reliable energy. The recent installation at Tung Hsiao power plant brings 180 megawatts of electricity to support a stronger energy grid to help enable sustainable energy options.
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