Taiwan Power Company

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Taiwan Power Company
96.92% government, 3.08% public
IndustryElectric power
Founded1 May 1946
Area served
Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Lienchiang
Key people
Chu Wen-chen (Chairman)
Chu Wen-chen (President)[2]
Chen Pu-tsan (Vice President)[3]
RevenueNT$ 547,164 million (2012)[4]
Total assetsNT$ 1,624,314 million (2012)
Total equityNT$ 282,642 million (2012)
Number of employees
27,261 (2012)
ParentMinistry of Economic Affairs

The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower; Chinese: 台灣電力公司; pinyin: Táiwān Diànlì Gōngsī) is a state-owned electric power industry providing electricity to Taiwan and off-shore islands of the Republic of China.


Taipower was established on 1 May 1946. In 1994 a measure which allowed independent power producers (IPP's) to provide up to 20 percent of Taiwan's electricity should have ended the monopoly.[5] On 1 October 2012, Taipower allied with Taiwan Water Corporation to provide cross-agency integrated services called Water and Power Associated Service that accepts summary transactions between the two utilities. On 11 October 2012, the Economics Committee of the Legislative Yuan cut Taipower's budget for power purchases from IPP.[4]

In July 2015, the Executive Yuan approved the amendments to the Electricity Act which were proposed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, which will divide Taipower into two separate business groups in the next five to nine years: a power generation company and a power grid company. The measures were taken to improve efficiency within the company and to encourage positive competition within the industry.[6]

On 20 October 2016, the Executive Yuan passed an amendments to the Electricity Act in which Taipower will be divided into subsidiary companies in 6–9 years.[7]

Taiwan Power Company headquarters
Department of Maintenance
Taiwan Power Research Institute

Organizational structure[edit]

  • Taiwan Power Research Institute
  • Committees
  • Department of Nuclear and Fossil Power Projects
  • Legal Affairs Office
  • New Business Development Office
  • Department of Civil Service Ethics
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Industrial Safety
  • Department of Public Relations
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Department of Information Management
  • Department of Construction
  • Department of Power Development
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Materials
  • Department of Fuels
  • Department of System Operations
  • Department of Corporate Planning
  • Secretariat
  • Distribution and Service Division
  • Transmission System Division
  • Nuclear Power Division
  • Power Generation Division[8]

Headquarters building[edit]

Taipower headquarters is housed in a 27-story building located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei. Completed in 1983, it was then the tallest building in Taiwan and the first building to surpass the 100 meter height.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2013-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Chu Wen-chen takes Taipower helm". Taipei Times. 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  3. ^ "Fukushima disaster could not happen here: officials". Taipei Times. 2014-05-03. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
  4. ^ a b http://www.taipower.com.tw/e_content/content/report/..%5C..%5C..%5CUpFile%5CCompanyENFile%5C2013Taipower_English_EBook.pdf[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Taiwan, Electric Power". Energy Information Administration (EIA). August 19, 2005. Archived from the original on December 15, 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  6. ^ "Taipower to be torn apart in attempt to improve efficiency".
  7. ^ "Cabinet approves Taipower break up - Taipei Times".
  8. ^ "Organization Chart of Taiwan Power Company". Taiwan Power Company. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Taipower headquarters earns highest-level green building certification". Taiwan Today. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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