Ensure access to affordable, reliable,
sustainable and modern energy for all
Photovoltaic systems are established and promoted through joint efforts of the public and private sector with a focus on model installations in idle spaces of the city. This includes the installation of PV systems at decommissioned landfill sites which are transformed into green energy eco-parks and public recreation areas. This initiative places equal emphasis on activation of idle landfill sites and development of renewable energy sources. In addition, subsidies are provided as an incentive for the private sector to install more PV systems and gradually increase green energy capacities year by year.
Efficient energy use is the key to sustainable energy. Social housing projects serve as a bellwether for the establishment of smart energy management systems that facilitate analysis and control of power use conditions and enhancement of energy use efficiency. In addition, an Energy Conservation and Renovation Service Program for underprivileged families in communities has been adopted to maximize energy conservation effects and promote social welfare.
Promoting the Solar Photovoltaic System Setup
In order to achieve the goal of promoting “advanced energy efficiency & conservation cities”, the city has actively installed solar photovoltaic equipment. The solar energy planning in public facilities, and open spaces enhances the rate of increase in renewable energy and creates sustainable energy development.
In In order to accelerate the effectiveness of solar photovoltaic power generation equipment installation, solar photovoltaic power generation equipment has been extensively installed in both the public and the private sector. For the public sector part, the “Guidelines for city-owned public premise installation and use of solar photovoltaic power generation equipment ” was promulgated in 2016. The respective agencies and schools may subsequently conduct “city-owned public premise installation and use of photovoltaic power generation equipment” tender operations.
Beginning 2016, an additional 8,600 kWp has been installed. It is expected that at least an additional 10,000 kWp will be installed by 2019. A subsidy fund has been allocated for solar photovoltaic power generation equipment installation by city residents or businesses, which is expected to boost their willingness to do so.
From 2007 to 2014, 39 schools（48 locations）, Taipei Municipal Lishan High School included, were assisted in installing the rooftop solar photovoltaic system, with the setting capacity of 871 kWp.
From 2017 to 2018, according to the “Guidelines for city owned public premise installation and use of solar photovoltaic power generation equipment” 40 schools （40 locations）, Lanya Elementary School included, completed the setting 6,474 kWp in total.
Energy Welfare Plan for Disadvantaged Families
The city has actively promoted work related to economizing on electricity. In addition to encouraging households to replace existing for energy-efficient equipment, targeting economically deprived families, the “Energy Welfare Plan for Disadvantaged Families” was launched in 2015.
Targeting the mid- and low- income households listed in the manual, the professional team visited the household sites to evaluate their needs and replace their old lighting with energy-efficient lighting, not only economizing on electricity, but also enhancing electricity efficiency, thereby achieving the benefits of reduced lighting electricity consumption, energy efficiency & conservation, and carbon reduction.
From 2015 to 2018, 2,700 mid- and low-earning households received services, replacing about 20,000 lights in total, saving 970,000 kWh of electricity consumption annually. After the replacement, each household can on average save about NTD 1,200 on the electricity bill a year. The energy welfare plan will continue to carry on in 2019, expecting to serve 2,000 disadvantaged families or a cumulative 4,700 households that will be benefited in four years, saving 2,000,000 kWh of electricity. Through environmental protection combined with care for the disadvantaged, the virtuous cycle of social goodness and love will be promoted.
Social Housing Smart Grid Flagship Plan
This city adopted nine locations,namely, “Hsinglung social housing in Wenshan District（Area 2）”, “Youth social housing in Wanhua District”,Dongming social housing in Nangang District”, “Zhongnan section social housing, Nangang District”, “Phase 2 Youth social housing, Wanhua District”, “Minglun social housing in Datung District”, “Ruiguang social housing in Neihu District”, “Liouzhangli camp area（A, B streets）, and Xinyi District”, “Guangtzuboai Park, Xinyi District”, a total of 5,134 smart social houses, to jointly construct a large smart grid empirical flagship field.
The accumulation of Hsinglung’s smart community empirical experience will contribute to the creation of a new generation of smart social houses, and different levels of energy management systems and advanced information and communication technology （ICT）plans will be imported as the development vision to enhance social housing living and service standards. Additionally, through the analysis and control of smart grid and energy management systems, energy utilization effectiveness can be enhanced. It is also anticipated that the benefits of 10% household economizing on electricity and 20% peak load reduction can be achieved, thus saving electricity costs and stabilizing urban electricity supply. It is also expected that the overall benefits shown serve as a guide exerting an influence on other social houses and private houses.
It is expected that, under the promotion and guide of this plan, combined with research technology integration, the establishment of specifications and standards, government conduction experience sharing, and other package measures, the city’s vision of promoting smart grid importation into houses can be gradually expanded to comprehensively implement smart grid development, effectively alleviate the risk of power shortages, and achieve the goals of energy conservation, carbon reduction, and power transmission and distribution system pressure. In addition, in response to Taiwan Power Company’s granting users access to participating in demand response measures. Through reasonable distribution, reward for reduced electricity consumption is given to users to encourage low-voltage users to take energy efficiency & conservation actions and promote metropolitan areas’ promotion of demand response load management measure. The city will also carry out social housing integration, turning it into a virtual power plant and continuing to cooperate with Taiwan Power Company in promoting the “demand bidding test for small-scale low-voltage users”. The energy efficiency & conservation strategies and practices in this plan are as follows:
ICT standard equipment manufacturers shall install digital meters behind Taiwan Power Company’s meters and compile data information to building energy and community energy management systems through a signal interface in parallel with energy monitoring, control, and unloading functions of energy management systems and smart building integration management platforms. According to needs, demand control and equipment unloading mechanisms are provided, and a diversity of electricity consumption models and behaviors such as time of use （TOU）and time of bidding（TOB）.
In the future, the family energy management system is expected to be imported into social housing, which will in turn promote joint participation by 100,000 private houses in the peripheral areas, thereby promoting the movement of “economizing on electricity by all”. Social houses that import the family energy management system can on average save up to 10% electricity. From 2016 to 2019, 5,134 households in Taipei City have completed the importation. With the average electricity consumption of 4,836 kWh per household, it is estimated that about 2,482,802 kWh of electricity can be saved in three years.
Housing Building Energy Efficiency & Conservation Strategy
Targeting new buildings, the city signed the “City Environmental Protection Agreement” in 2005, proclaiming the determination to promote a sustainable development by incorporating “green buildings” in the action plan. Additionally, the Municipal White Paper clearly stipulates “the Regulation of Green Buildings in Taipei City setup” as the work focus. In 2014, the said regulation was promulgated; from 2015 to 2017, the relevant ub-regulations and package measures were subsequently set up. With regard to existing buildings, buildings situated within the city’s jurisdiction, licensed for more than five years, and those not listed by Taipei City Revenue Service as high-end residential houses levied an additional house tax, building management committees should file applications. For those that have not set up the building management committee, after obtaining consent from over 80% of house owners, one person will be designated as the representative who will file an application and submit the report of assisted evaluation and diagnosis by the Taipei City Construction Management Office or the plan execution report proposed by the architect who registered commencement of business. An application for green roof or green energy facility improvement is to be filed during the acceptance period, and approved funds will be granted after review by the review team.