Overview

Taiwan’s government has set an ambitious goal to phase out all nuclear power sources by 2025 and increase the country’s use of natural gas to 50%. At the same time, the country is reducing its use of coal and increasing renewable resources.

The challenge

This rapidly changing energy mix is creating opportunities for Taiwan to diversify into fast, flexible, more efficient gas technologies that will help balance the country’s electricity grid and help meet future demand.

The solution

In September 2020, GE Gas Power announced that it was selected as the successful bidder for the 6,500 MW Hsinta and Taichung combined-cycle power plants initiated by Taiwan Power Company (TPC).

Outcomes

Boosting efficiency and reducing emissions

430 MW

output for the 7HA.03

10,000 MW

of power in Taiwan from GE steam turbines

10 minutes

to full gas turbine load

5 GW

of power in Taiwan from GE gas turbines

of Taiwanese commercial jets powered by GE technology

"

Building on a proven track record of delivering and commissioning projects in Taiwan, GE is proud to support Taiwan Power Company in their energy transition program to increase electricity production capacity with more efficient technologies, and bring fast, flexible power to Taiwan.

Ramesh Singaram

President and CEO, GE Gas Power Asia

GE has been awarded to deploy its latest gas turbine technology, the 7HA.03, with its matching steam turbine, generators and HRSG at both sites. The 7HA.03 is one of the best evaluated technologies striking an optimal balance for power output, efficiency and maintainability.

The company will supply 10 7HA.03 gas turbines, 5 steam turbines, 15 generators, 10 heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), and additional balance of plant equipment as part of the project scope.

The new generating units will commence operations in phases from 2024, gradually replacing coal-fired power generating units, in line with Taiwan’s Renewable Energy Development Act (REDA) energy policy that seeks to increase the gas-fired power ratio to 50% by year 2025.