Survey of Energy Resources 2007
Wind Country Notes
On land there is an area of over 2 000 km2 with an annual average wind speed of 5-6 m/s, an estimated wind power potential of 3 000 MW and an exploitable potential of at least 1 000 MW. With regard to offshore wind energy, it is estimated that the exploitable potential is approximately 2 000 MW. Thus the country's total exploitable wind energy is some 3 000 MW.
The Bureau of Energy reports its R&D wind projects as:
the Overall Development and Promotion of Wind Energy (2006-2008);
development of Interconnection Technologies for Distributed Generation (2006);
development of key components of wind power system (2006-2008).
Taiwan Power Company reports its wind power projects as:
First Phase (Jan. 2003-Dec. 2006): 60 units to be installed with a total capacity of 98.96 MW;
Second Phase (Jan.2005-April 2008): 63 units to be installed with a total capacity of 126 MW;
Third Phase (Jan. 2007-June 2011): 52 units to be installed with a total capacity of 104 MW.