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Taiwan Power Report 2016

  • September 2016
  • -
  • Business Monitor International
  • -
  • 49 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

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Taiwan's power market has grappled with significant political turmoil over the last year, whichhas implications for investment priorities and the future power mix. Despite USD9bn+ pledged (and largelyinvested) in a fourth nuclear plant - and a successful safety exercise for its first unit in July 2015 - the entireproject was mothballed that year. A new government came to power in early 2016, with an avowedly antinuclearand pro renewable manifesto, the radical nature of which already appears to have generatedfriction with senior personnel at the state-run power utility. Partial nuclear dependence will decline acrossour ten year forecast period, although the new government's pledge to eliminate this form of power entirelylooks too ambitious. While renewables will take up some of the slack, the fossil fuel dependent thermalsector appears set to be the main driver of overall generation and capacity growth, rising from an estimated80% of total generation in 2015 to over 90% by 2025.GDP growth appears set to pick up sustainably from 2017, after several weak years. This should ensure thatbudget revenues are available for investment in power infrastructure, which the new administration intendsto channel largely towards renewables. Refitted coal fired facilities should also come online over the nextfew years, albeit with delays.Taiwan sits just below mid-table in our regional rankings, taking 9th place, out of a total of 17 countries. Itsits one place below Japan and one place above the Philippines. A heavy import dependence, the dominanceof Taipower, anti-competitive pricing policies and an attendant lack of opportunities for private investorsprevent Taiwan from challenging countries ranked higher up in the table.

Key Trends And Developments


- There have been setbacks to the upgrade of coal facilities over the last year, with the schedules forLinkou Unit 1, Linkou Unit 2 and Talin Unit 2 all suffering delays between November 2015 and early2016.Indefinite suspension of the Lungmen nuclear facility, despite a successful safety test (July 2015).The government mothballed the project that year and the resounding election victory for a stridently antinuclearnew administration in early 2016 means that the project is highly unlikely to be revived, unlessthe country faces drastic shortages and/or there is a major shift in public opinion.

Table Of Contents

Taiwan Power Report 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 8
Industry Forecast 10
Taiwan Snapshot 10
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data (Taiwan 2015-2020) 10
Table: Country Snapshot: Economic and Demographic Data (Taiwan 2020-2025) 10
Table: Country Snapshot: Power Sector 10
Taiwan Forecast Scenario 11
Thermal Generation and Capacity Forecasts 11
Nuclear Generation and Capacity Forecasts 13
Hydropower and other Renewables Generation and Capacity Forecasts 14
Electricity Generation And Power Generating Capacity 15
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2014-2019) 15
Table: Total Electricity Generation Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2020-2025) 16
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2014-2019) 17
Table: Electricity Generating Capacity Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2020-2025) 17
Electricity Consumption 19
Table: Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2014-2019) 19
Table: Total Electricity Consumption Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2020-2025) 19
Transmission and Distribution, Imports and Exports 20
Table: Electric Power TandD Losses Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2014-2019) 21
Table: Electric Power TandD Losses Data And Forecasts (Taiwan 2020-2025) 21
Key Risks To BMI's Forecast Scenario 21
Industry Risk Reward Ratings 22
Asia Power Risk Reward Index 22
Table: Power RRI By Country (Scores Out Of 100) 28
Taiwan Risk/Reward Index 29
Rewards 29
Risks 29
Market Overview 31
Key Policies And Market Structure 31
Regulation And Competition 31
Sustainable Energy Policies 31
Pricing 32
Key Project Database 33
Table: Major Projects - Energy And Utilities 33
Competitive Landscape 35
Taipower 35
Independent Power Producers 35
Regional Overview 37
Asia (Region) - Coal To Dominate, But Contribution To Slip 37
Table: Bmi's Japan Korea Marker Forecast 41
Glossary 43
Table: Glossary Of Terms 43
Methodology 44
Methodology And Sources 44
Industry Forecast Methodology 44
Sources 47
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 47
Table: Power Risk/Reward Index Indicators 48
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 49

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