Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Geothermal Country Notes
Taiwan lies on major geological fault-lines along the Pacific Rim, and has abundant geothermal resources. A comprehensive exploration effort has indicated a total potential of up to 1 000 MW. However, most of the resources are located in remote areas or protected lands and that makes them difficult to develop. The Government has set a target of 50 MW for 2010. Currently, a BOT project at Chin-Suei, I-Lan County is under development and is aimed at the integration of geothermal energy usage with recreational facilities. It is planned to construct a 5 MW plant by 2008.