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Greening Taiwan’s Ports - Port of Kaohsiung Solar Power Facilities Commence Sales to National Power Grid
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    2016-08-16 ~ 2017-09-15
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Demonstrating support for the development and utilization of renewable energy resources, the Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC will be the first commercial port in Taiwan to install solar panels on the rooftops of buildings across its jurisdiction. This action is the latest step in an ongoing effort to fully utilize the port’s existing facilities and infrastructure.

After a public bid process, the Port of Kaohsiung chose to partner in this effort with G.D. Development Corporation, a domestic provider of solar energy solutions, in a 20-year lease agreement. The solar power generation systems that are gradually being installed on the rooftops of port buildings have just begun providing electricity to the public grid. The facilities atop Penglai District’s No. 1 Administrative Building are already an approved supplier to the national electricity provider, Taipower. Also, the rooftop solar panels atop Warehouses 34~38 in Zhongdao Commercial District, which were completed on June 20th, are now in the process of being linked into the public electricity grid, with sales of surplus electricity currently slated to begin in September.

The Port of Kaohsiung will continue to support the work of G.D. Development in rolling out new solar power generation installations in the Zhongdao Commercial, Qianzhen Commercial, and South Star districts. Once completed, the expected combined output of Port of Kaohsiung solar power facilities is expected to average 2.8 million kilowatt hours / year - the equivalent of around 1,459 tons of carbon emissions or 150 hectares of replanted forest area. The Port of Kaohsiung continues to pursue green-port policies in a highly pragmatic and practical fashion, looking to shoulder fully its social responsibilities in the important realm of carbon reduction.

Contact:Port Business Division, Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC

              Mr. David Chen



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