The Taiwanese government plans to release rules on its upcoming multi-gigawatt offshore wind auction in July, a Bureau of Energy spokesperson told Infralogic.
It will likely hold the tender between December 2023 and the beginning of 2024, and announce the winners in the following months, he added.
The government will need to first complete project execution agreements with the winners of the last 3 GW auction, scheduled for the end of June, according to the spokesperson.
The projects to be awarded in the upcoming 3 GW round are scheduled for commissioning between 2028 and 2029.
“After wrapping up our last tender with the formal contracts with the developers, we will be able to determine the total size of our upcoming auction,” he said.
Government and industry are also discussing the maximum capacity for a single project in the next auction, he said.
Last December, Taiwan selected the winners in the previous auction of projects scheduled for grid connection in 2026 and 2027.
Six developers, including Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Corio Generation, Northland Power, Stonepeak's Synera Renewable Energy, Taiya Energy and Global Infrastructure Partners' Skyborn Renewables, were allotted capacity.
The winners are supposed to sign execution contracts with the Ministry of Economic Affairs before their projects are developed, but agreements have been delayed by the volatile financing environment.
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