Taiwan pushing forward on first geothermal power plant in Yilan
Taiwan's first geothermal plant will be built in the Lize Industrial Zone in Yilan County and will have a planned power generation capacity of 11 MW.
Reported already by Taipei Times from Taiwan, the Environmental Protection Administration of the country announced in April that Taiwan’s first geothermal power plant would be built in the Lize Industrial Zone in Yilan County’s Wujie Township. It is estimated that, after construction is completed in 2025, the plant’s electric power generation capacity could reach 11 MW, so that it could supply 800 GWh of electricity annually.
In so doing, it could bring about a reduction of 350,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year compared with a thermal power station generating the same amount of electricity.
According to the plan, 11 geothermal wells are to be drilled in the industrial zone. The plant will use advanced geothermal power generation technology that extracts heat without extracting water. That is to say that water is injected deep into the earth, where it is heated to a high temperature before being circulated through a boiler, heating water in the boiler pipes to produce water vapor that drives a turbine to generate electricity.
This method avoids excessive consumption of geothermal resources, thus continuously sustaining the geothermal power plant’s operating efficiency.
Source: Taipei Times