FACTS: Taiwan’s electric power industry looking toward LNG as fuel source

08/15/2005
Taiwan’s gas demand is growing as electric power generators turn away from nuclear sources in favor of LNG, said Fesharaki Associates Consulting & Technical Services Inc. (FACTS).In 2004, gas-fired power plants accounted for 10% of Taiwan’s electric generation. Gas demand growth will come from the new Tatan power plant and also from new independent power producers (IPPs), FACTS analysts Douglas Chun and Alexis Aik said in a July research report. Taiwan Power Co.’s 4,272-Mw Tatan plant is expected to require 1.68 million tonnes/year of LNG. Smaller IPPs also will increase gas demand. A government mandate requires that Taiwan’s IPPs build gas-fired combined-cycle...
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