Taiwan’s Renewable Energy Development Act (REDA) aims to increase the gas-fired power ratio to 50% by 2025. GE and Taiwan Power Company (TPC) joined to support reliability, renewable energy, and improved safety.


The challenge

Taiwan’s government is committed to a low carbon future. TPC and GE collaborated to install aeroderivative gas turbine technology at the Tung Hsiao Power Plant. This project needed to help enhance electricity production, improve reliability to manage energy shortages, stabilize the grid, and support growth of renewable energy in Taiwan.

The solution

In January 2023, TPC safely and successfully started grid-connected trial runs using six GE LM2500XPRESS* aeroderivative gas turbines. The modular turbine units are aiming to deliver 180 MW of electricity to offshore wind power plants under construction nearby. The Tung Hsiao project will help accelerate the country’s coal-to-gas-transition and renewable energy growth, in support of REDA** objectives.


"We’re pleased to be working with technology providers such as GE Gas Power as part of our goals to accelerate the coal-to-gas transition, manage energy shortages, stabilize the grid, and support the growth of renewables in Taiwan. We trust that GE’s aeroderivative gas power technology will help provide fast, flexible and more sustainable power for the people of Taiwan."

Director Hsu

Taiwan Power Company installed six GE LM2500XPRESS gas turbine generator sets at the Tung Hsiao Power Plant. Installed within 10 months, this aeroderivative gas turbine technology is first-of-its-kind in Taiwan. Total installed capacity is 180MW—ample intermittent electricity to support wind power and other sustainable sources.

With this project, TPC supports Taiwan’s REDA energy policy. Gas power generation is vital as Taiwan transitions to reliable, lower carbon energy. Gas power supports grid firming, with 8-minute fast start from cold metal to full load, and ability to perform daily starts without impacting maintenance cycles.

GE’s aero gas turbines can run on high blends of hydrogen, progressively shifting toward a 100% hydrogen combustion as decarbonization initiatives advance. GE is best positioned to support the blending of hydrogen and natural gas as they bring original equipment manufacturer knowledge and global experience to the process.


This plant plays a crucial role in supporting the diversification of energy sources in Taiwan. We are proud to provide fast, flexible and more sustainable aeroderivative gas power—on or off the grid—to support TPC in their energy transition program and support the increased use of renewable solar and wind power.

President and CEO, GE Gas Power for Asia

Ramesh Singaram


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