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UK Renewables

UK Renewable Energy

The UK Renewable Energy Committee (UKRC) is a renewable energy industry representation body under the umbrella of the British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (BCCT). The UKRC will support the growth and proliferation of renewables in Taiwan.

Mission Committee Membership

The UKRC is a platform for networking and collaboration among its members to build relationships across the supply chain of renewables between Taiwan and the UK , facilitate exchange, lessons learned and experiences among its members, the Taiwanese industry and the general public. The UKRC will represent its members to raise issues towards the Taiwanese government and create awareness for renewables towards industry, academia and the public. The UKRC will work closely with the British Office Taipei.

Co-chairs:

  • Tom Manning (Co-Chair)-CWind Taiwan
  • Raoul Kubitschek (Co-Chair)-The Renewables Consulting Group (Taiwan) Ltd.

Committee Members:

  • Jim Chen- Mott MacDonald Taiwan
  • Will Feng- Ode Ltd
  • Ernest Leung- Aon Taiwan Limited
  • Kimberly Cram- Macquarie
  • Matthew Green- Macquarie
  • Raoul Kubitschek- The Renewables Consulting Group
  • Yu-Foong Chong- Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.
  • Barrie Robertson- Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.
  • Tom Manning- CWind Taiwan
  • Albany Tam- ARUP
  • Matt Bowden- Swire Group Taiwan
  • Richard Freer- Bechtel
  • Tom Whittle- Offshore Wind Company
  • Dean Coates- Specialist Marine Consultants Ltd (SMC)
  • Tony Lu – Seajacks UK Ltd Taiwan Branch
  • Gary Howland- JDR Cable Systems Ltd.
  • Richard Beattie- James Fisher Marine Services Limited – Taiwan Branch
  • Sam Dowey- Correll Services
  • Arnaud Etchart- Lloyd’s Register Inspection Ltd., Taiwan Branch
  • Ahmad Aziz- Horizon Geosciences Limited
  • Sean Gorman- Wood
  • Thomas Wang- Willis Towers Watson Taiwan Limited
  • Liao Wei-Hong- Willis Towers Watson Taiwan Limited

Membership falls into two categories:

Full Member: British Companies with investment in Taiwan and mainly active in the renewable energy sector.

Associate Member: British service companies invested in Taiwan and supporting the sector, Nationals of the United Kingdom working in the renewable energy sector in Taiwan, Non-British companies invested in Taiwan with either significant business or competency centres in the renewable energy sector in the UK. The Co-Chairs jointly with the CEO of the BCCT or a representative of the BCCT BoG shall have full discretion to approve or reject membership applications. Memberships should be renewed after one year.


Membership Rights & Obligations:

Full Members are able to join all meetings, elect or run for Co-Chair, submit issues for the Committee and be represented in working groups. Full members can call in a working group to work on a specific issue with two members raising the issue and a Co-Chair overseeing the working group.

Associate Members: are able to attend Committee social events and initiate working groups jointly with a full member.


Membership Fees:

A membership in the UKRC is free of charge. A membership in the BCCT is highly encouraged. To facilitate the work of UKRC funding by members might be necessary and is encouraged.

Committee Rules and Guidelines With the exception of above, the UKRC will follow the Rules and Guidelines for British Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, as attached to this document. Where in doubt the Co-Chairs should confer with the BCCT CEO to find an amicable solution. The UKRC will meet once each quarter.
Co-Chairs The UKRC committee has appointed two Co-Chairs and these positions will be open for election every two years by simple majority of Full Members. Within one year the Co-Chairs together with the BCCT CEO will appoint a sponsor from the BCCT BoG.

Working Groups To facilitate renewables in Taiwan and represent the interest of all members of the UKRC, members can form working groups, who could either address issues, support campaigns, create events, publications, or engage in outreach activities on behalf of the UKRC. Two full members can call in a working group or one full member and one associate member as long as this is sponsored and overseen by one CoChair. Working Groups can run indefinitely and either be dissolved by the founding members or the Co-Chairs and BCCT CEO.