The third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference was opened by Dr. Faa-Jeng Lin, Chair of the National Energy Project – Smart Grid and AMI Division, National Science Council, and Chair Professor, Dept. E. E. National Central University, who presented a detailed description of the master plan for the implementation of smart grid technologies in Taiwan by 2030.
Among the topics presented by Dr. Lin were ’cellular smart grids’, smart home energy systems and the use of advanced distribution automation technologies to enable the absorption of high levels of distributed generation resources. This is a critical goal, due to the need to replace today’s nuclear power stations with renewable energy within 20 to 30 years. Renewable energy sources (primarily off-shore wind and PV) are expected to rise from 1% of capacity today to 15% by 2020, reaching 30% by 2030.