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First power Generated from Phase 2 of Formosa1 offshore wind farm

Power News - Published on Tue, 10 Sep 2019

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On Thursday, 5 September, the second phase of Formosa 1, Taiwan’s soon-to-be first commercial-scale offshore wind farm, produced first power. The second phase of Formosa 1 will comprise 20 Siemens Gamesa 6MW offshore wind turbines. 10 of these have now been installed, and six of them have started gradually generating power. When the first of the new wind turbines started generating clean renewable energy, it set a new milestone for Taiwan's offshore wind industry and marked the first step towards achieving the Taiwanese government’s ambitions of installing 5.7GW offshore wind by 2025.

Wind turbine commissioning is the last stage before the completion of an offshore wind farm. Before commercial operation, each wind turbine needs to go through a power generation test lasting between 10 to 14 days to complete the commissioning stage. The 20 wind turbines for the second phase of Formosa 1 are expected to be fully operational within the next two months.

The Formosa 1 offshore wind farm includes two phases: two 4MW wind turbines were installed in October 2016 for the first phase and officially entered commercial operation in April 2017. The second phase involves the installation of 20 6MW wind turbines. Formosa 1 is located approximately 2-6km off the coast of Miaoli County. The total power generation capacity for Formosa 1 is 128MW, enabling it to supply 128,000 Taiwanese households with clean renewable energy.

The Formosa 1 offshore wind farm is owned by Ørsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%), and Swancor Renewable Energy (7.5%).\

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 10 Sep 2019
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