On March 23-26, the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) invited key energy industry personnel from the Philippines to Taiwan. OIC VP Rafael Abergas of the Philippines National Power Corporation (NPC) and President Olegario Serafica of the Renewable Energy Association of the Philippines (REAP) visited several Taiwanese green energy corporations and met with Taipower officers in charge of the island’s green energy development. NPC and REAP wish to develop joint projects with Taiwan’s green technology providers.
Mr. Abergas and Mr. Serafica visited some of Taiwan’s most prominent solar energy corporations, including Hengs Technology in Tainan, Solartech in Hsinchu, Tainergy in New Taipei County and Speedtech in Taoyuan. Each company demonstrated their key technology advantages and discussed possible market development in the Philippines. The guests also visited Taipower’s solar farm in Longjin. The Longjin solar farm has an area of 12.9 hectares with 6.5 MW installed capacity, the power generated from the solar farm provides electricity for about 2,300 families.
The guests also visited ITRI’s central campus on March 25, to hold a joint discussion with local green energy technology experts and business leaders. As Taiwan – Philippines relations grow closer, there have been talks in the public and private sector on transnational cooperation on energy projects. NPC would like to invite Taiwanese businesses and research associations to more actively explore the green energy market in the Philippines, which is open to domestic and foreign private investment. REAP expressed that the association welcomes Taiwanese corporations to search for local partners in the Philippines and will be happy to conduct business matching for our companies.