Eaton will help manufacturers in Taiwan to cope with the compulsory use of renewable energy as dictated by law, according to the company's Taiwan country manager Howard Kung.
Taiwan's Renewable Energy Development Act requires large power-consuming factories to set up own-use renewable energy generating facilities or purchase green power from outside. Pursuant to the act, large power-consuming factories should have 10% of contract capacities for their power demand signed with state-run Taiwan Power Company rely on self-generated renewable energy or purchased green power.
Eaton will provide power management solutions to capitalize cost incurred, enhance information security and provide flexibility in power use, Kung said.
UPS and energy storage systems are two separate systems at present, but can be integrated to reduce total cost, Kung noted.
Eaton saw 2019 sales in Taiwan grow 50% on year, Kung indicated. Eaton's factory in Taiwan is one of its four factories around the world that focus on production of large-size and high-end products, Kung said. In Taiwan, Eaton is currently the largest procurer of lithium and acid batteries and gives priority to local suppliers.