Eiger’s Map and Guide to Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farm Projects

Taiwan has launched a plan to develop offshore wind farms in the Taiwan Strait.  The government’s goals are quite aggressive – 500 MW to be commissioned in 2020, an additional 5 GW to be commissioned in 2021-2025, and more to follow in 2026-2030.  As a result, events are unfolding rapidly. New policy details and updates […]

Eiger: COVID – 19 Update: HR &Tax

by:Heather Hsiao, Michael Werner, Alice Chen and David Rosenthal While the COVID-19 situation in Taiwan may seemlike it is under control, the legal landscapechanges quite frequently, and companies need tobe aware ofcertain HR measures as well as anytax benefits. This update highlights humanresource and tax matters, especially in connectionwith economic measures taken by Taiwan’scentral and […]

Eiger – Remote Work in Taiwan: What Businesses Need to Know

by: Heather HSIAO, Michael WERNER, Joy LIN and David ROSENTHAL The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting virtually every business on the planet in one way or another. In Taiwan, the outbreak has seemingly been contained. Nevertheless, businesses are taking precautions in order to prevent a mass outbreak and ensure their employees’ safety. One popular measure businesses […]

Eiger’s Map and Guide to Taiwan’s Offshore Wind Farm Projects

Taiwan has launched a plan to develop offshore wind farms in the Taiwan Strait.  The government’s goals are quite aggressive – 500 MW to be commissioned in 2020, an additional 5 GW to be commissioned in 2021-2025, and more to follow in 2026-2030.  As a result, events are unfolding rapidly. New policy details and updates […]

Taiwan Considers Making Local Vessels Mandatory For Some Offshore Wind Farm Construction

Two Taiwan government agencies are considering making the use of Republic of China (“ROC”) flag vessels mandatory for certain offshore wind farm construction activities. The Bureau of Energy (“BOE”) in Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs is expected to convene a meeting of developers, contractors and vessel operators later this month to solicit information on the […]

Developments on Taiwan’s Wind-energy FIT

Taiwan’s Bureau of Energy has reconsidered its preliminary decision to cut the 2018 offshore wind feed-in tariff by almost 13%, deciding instead to drop it only by 5.71%, to TWD 5.5160 per kWh. The Bureau has also restored the two-tier tariff option, and has increased the number of hours per year for which the feed-in […]