The world is racing to go net-zero by 2050. As the U.S., Europe, and Japan adopt new technologies to enhance power stability and cut carbon emissions, Taiwan is not far behind. On Friday, the National Science and Technology Council, the Taiwan Power and Energy Engineering Association, and the Taiwan Power Electronics Association, kicked off a two-day symposium, to showcase industry innovation and explore the future of sustainable energy.

Tseng Wen-sheng
Deputy economics minister and Taipower chair
The power sector is set to become the new “blue ocean” market. Another reason I’m here today is to recruit new employees.

Wearing the company jacket, Taipower chair and deputy economics chief Tseng Wen-sheng attended the power sector’s big annual symposium. Onstage he transformed into Professor Tseng, giving a lecture on energy’s high-tech revolution. He urged talent to join Taipower’s digital transition.

Tseng Wen-sheng
Deputy economics minister and Taipower chair
In the future, we’ll need to develop more smart power infrastructure. This will become a very, very important driver of GDP growth and economic development.

Industry, government, and academia have converged at National Taipei University of Technology, for a two-day event on electrical power engineering and power electronics. The event also features a showcase of industry innovation. Topics on the agenda include resource integration, loading order, and ways to enhance the sector’s independent regulation. The event’s goal is to improve Taiwan’s power stability and progress toward carbon reduction targets. Speaking on the sidelines, Vice Premier Cheng Wen-tsan said the government was sparing no effort to promote green energy.

Cheng Wen-tsan
Vice premier
Regarding smart grid development, we’re continuing to make progress, and we’re becoming able to integrate more green energy. As for solar power and wind power, they’re both coming along quite well.

Edwin Liu
ITRI president
For instance, through initiatives like the Power School, or through various scholarships or memorial awards, we are encouraging more non-power industry talent to enter the field. I think that this is a very important step toward achieving a high-tech revolution for the power sector.

Chou Chih-ju
National Taipei University of Technology professor
The talent required is not just talent in the power, information and communications technology, or networking sectors. What we need now is interdisciplinary learning.

ITRI President Edwin Liu emphasized that, to meet carbon reduction targets, the power sector needs to integrate resources, utilize distributed energy systems and virtual power plants, and proactively cultivate interdisciplinary talent in the context of Taiwan’s energy transition. On the first day of the symposium, awards were presented to outstanding industry talent and scholars, in hopes that they’ll continue to shine in the power sector.

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