When the project starts commissioning, it will generate about 2.2 billion kWh of clean energy every year, fulfilling 90% of the non-industrial electricity demand of Yunlin County. A part of the resulting revenue stream will be donated to the welfare of local communities in accordance with “Regulations for Implementing and Supervising Electricity Development Assistance Fund.”
A committee shall be set up to ensure that the allocation to the assistance funds is transparent. This will be based on the most appropriate use to support community activities. This should explicitly not be limited to long-term care services for the elderly and disabled, rehabilitation of fisheries resources, etc., but should cover as many different areas as possible.
The aim is to help encourage more younger generations to return to Yunlin County. The project will also create long-term O&M employment opportunities in the region, with priority given to workers from the local community. In addition, a NTD 100 million Youth Entrepreneurship Fund will be established to help young people start their own businesses.
The team members of Yunlin Offshore Wind Project also enjoy participating in community activities, experiencing local culture, and feeling the enthusiasm of local population:
Finally, a large 640 MW offshore wind farm project involves a large number of contracts and other deals that generate a significant amount of stamp duty for the local government. The stamp duty for the project is NTD 60 million, which has provided additional funding to local governments to better serve local communities.
Following our participation from past years, the OWF Yunlin team participated again in the Quianshuizang ceremony. This year (2020), we also invited our operation and maintenance partner for OWF Yunlin, Taiwan country manager- Marcel Meins from Deutsche Windtechnik to join the ceremony.