National Science Technology Program–Energy Project for Promoting and Managing Smart Grid Focus Center(V)

Project Details


Smart Grid has been approved by the Premier of Executive Yuan as one of the landmark project of “Master plan of energy conservation and carbon mitigation”. Ministry of Economic Affairs along with 7 other departments and agencies, which include The National Science Council, Atomic Energy Council, Council for Economic Planning and Development, Board of Science and Technology Office of Executive Yuan, Department of economic energy and agriculture of Executive Yuan, Taiwan Power Company and Affiliated Agencies of Ministry of Economic Affairs will form a “Smart Grid Promotion Team”, to promote Smart Grid in full force.The purpose of the Smart Grid General Project is to integrate the related research and development resources of smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Taiwan effectively. In the second phase, from 2014 to 2018, it will not only transfer the technologies developed in the first phase to industry, but also cooperate with the installation of AMI to complete the introduction of electric power management mechanism such as time-of-use and real time pricing, and collaborate with the project of power distribution launching by Taiwan Power Company (TPC) to gradually promote the research results of microgrid and ADAS to TPC’s system, and to popularize the power management of smart home and construction. The developed platforms in second phase will be smart grid demonstration site in Penghu archipelago and virtual power plant demonstration site in Taiwan. Moreover, the developed strategy is from the development of products and systems to the establishment of smart grid standards and promotion of the smart grid inductries and finally to the products verifications and demonstration. The development objectives includes energy saving technologies, integration and enhancement of AMI, energy management of distributed energy resources, islanding operation of microgrid, strategic charging station management for electric vehicle, high power grid-connected converters, power quality improvement techniques for electric power transmission system, key technologies of wide-area measurement system (WAMS). This project will carry out the duties of the office of smart grid according to the smart grid general project ratified by committee, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Smart Energy Integration Project of Green Energy Industry Promotion Center in 2018. This office will work on the planning of Taiwan’s future smart power grid, the implementation and analysis of Key Performance Index (KPI), analysis of economic benefits, international cooperation, international techniques conference, and coordination of related standards and norms, strategic planning and related administration. In addition, Smart Grid Focus Center has established a regular communication platform with Japan’s Open ADR Association, Yokohama VPP Demonstration Amsterdam Smart City Office, Finland’s Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), German DSO EWE, China’s The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering and China Electric Power Research Institute. This focus center also established the cooperation platform with multiple electric utilities such as Sarawak Energy in Southeast Asia. In order to promote the export of smart grid technologies and industries, this project is now actively conducting bilateral cooperation and international exchange cooperation of smart grid technologies.
Effective start/end date1/01/1831/03/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Smart Grid
  • AMI
  • Microgrid
  • EMS
  • VPP


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