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Throwing a FiT: inside Taiwan’s offshore wind debacle

After an unexpected feed-in-tariff cut, investors and developers ponder whether they have overlooked political risks in a seemingly promising market.

Is Taiwan’s offshore opportunity gone with the wind?

An unexpected cut in government subsidies threw the island’s offshore wind market into disarray. Now, Taipei is trying to convince worried renewables investors to stay.

Taiwan back-pedals on proposed FiT cut after developers push back

While the new FiT tariff at NT$5.516 per MW is still 5.7% lower than last year's, it represents a much more modest reduction than the 12.7% cut the government had in mind.

wpd to scrap offshore wind project if Taiwan cuts tariffs – exclusive

The Taiwanese government is expected to announce a final decision on 2019 FiT by the end of next week.

Ørsted warns Taiwan’s proposed tariff cut could impact ‘final investment decision’

The Taiwanese government has proposed a 12.7% cut in feed-in-tariffs for offshore wind PPAs in 2019.

Taiwan’s first domestic infra fund nears first close – exclusive

The fund has already raised more than $250m, mainly from Taiwanese life insurers, and will focus on attracting commitments from public pension funds over the next year.

VIDEO: Political will, big players create ‘self-sustaining momentum’ for Taiwan offshore wind

Helge Rau, wpd’s head of M&A, explains why the country has been so successful, the lessons it can learn from Europe and why wind is driving Asian renewables.

BlackRock joins Taiwan’s renewables rush with solar buy

The firm becomes the latest to embrace Taiwan’s renewables revolution, joining the less sought-after solar market.

Taiwan greenlights 3.8GW of offshore wind projects

Germany’s wpd has been selected to connect 1GW of capacity, while Ørsted and CIP will push forward with 900MW each.

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