Management; Energy; Environmental; Investment assessment; Economic analysis; Economic Outlook
Annie Lee Ph.D.
Women and Gender Studies, Gender and Social Policy, Economic Security, Employment, Care Issues, Women’s Entrepreneurship
Chien-Ming Lee Ph.D.
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Roger T.Y. Lin
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION I Director
Energy Economics Analysisl; Energy Policy and Regulations Planningl; Power Management Planning
Chien-Wei Chen Ph.D.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION II Director
Industrial Economic Analysis;Industrial Policy Analysis; International Cooperation and Negotiation
Han-Pang Su Ph.D.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION III Director
Environmental; Energy Economics Income ; Welfare Analysis; Quantitative Analysis; Computable CGE Modeling
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION IV Director
Chueh-Cheng Wu Ph.D.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION V Director
What We Attention
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION I
Gender equality, Energy policy, energy economics, electricity management
Research Division I engages in national electricity management and policy related research, and renewable energy generation equipment identification, specializes in the planning of electricity supply and demand, policy strategy of the electricity price, electricity price simulation and analysis, sustainable development strategy of power plant, electricity related regulations, assessment of electricity corporate performances, electricity industry database construction, electricity industry research topics such as organizational reform, operation management, performance evaluation, and renewable energy generation equipment identification and verification, as well as conducting objective research and analysis, and propose feasible plans.
Research Division I responsibilities：
I. Team of Electricity Planning:
Responsible for the research on the planning of supply and demand, policy strategy of the electricity price, and relevant regulations of the Electricity Act.
II. Team of Electricity Corporate Operational Management:
Responsible for the research on efficiency assessment of business performances, promotional pricing strategies, organizational reform, operation management, and operation mode.
III. Team of Electricity Management:
Responsible for the research on the sustainable development strategy of power plan, self-generation equipment and power plant management, and guidance on air pollution.
IV. Big Data Research Center (Task Force):
Responsible for service-generated big data analysis and database establishment of the electricity retail department.
V. Office of the Renewable Energy Power Generation Equipment Identification and Verification:
Responsible for the implementation of renewable energy power generation equipment identification and verification related affairs, including assisting the Bureau of Energy to provide counseling for the municipality, county (city) government in renewable energy power generation equipment identification and verification process, and assessment of renewable energy power generation equipment zone and projects, as well as assistance in renewable energy-related sub-law formulation and amendment, dispute cases coordination, mediation, litigation, and provide legal advisory services.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION II
Industrial economics and energy management
Division II mainly focuses on researches of industrial economics and energy management, which includes the areas of energy industry development, energy and mineral resources collaboration, and oil and gas markets management. The core projects have concentrated on energy industrial policy and competition strategy, industrial input-output analysis, national energy and mineral resources supply security, international energy and mineral resources collaboration, energy supply/demand outlook and price forecasting, and energy industry management consultation.
(1)Industrial Economic Analysis
Oil Market Research and Analysis
We focus on trends and issues in both internal and external oil markets, including economic and strategic analysis, industry and market management, and the revision of Taiwan’s Petroleum Administration Act. The main research topics are as follows: 1. Crude Oil Price Forecast 2. Petroleum Product Demand Forecast 3. Global Oil Market Outlook 4. Domestic Oil Market Management Mechanism Analysis Through publishing periodic reports, we provide the government and public with the latest news about the oil market.
Petrochemicals Industry Analysis
We focus on the analysis of petrochemical industrial policies in developed countries which have successfully boosted economies, and further propose sufficient and feasible policies for domestic petrochemical industry. We also conduct strategic environmental assessments and work towards overcoming the challenges facing Taiwan’s petrochemical industry, such as competition due to the introduction of new products from other countries, and the ongoing agenda of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership(CPTPP) etc.
(2)Industrial Policy Analysis
Management of Government-owned Strategic Petroleum Reserve
To enhance the stability of oil supply and reduce the risk of high oil dependence in Taiwan, strategic petroleum reserve is necessary. According to Article 24 of the Petroleum Administration Act, the government should maintain a strategic oil stockpile of no less than 30 days of the nation’s average daily sales and consumption. Our main responsibilities are to assist authorities in managing government-owned strategic petroleum reserve, develop relevant strategies and conduct research on the experiences of foreign countries.
Guidance on LPG Business Operation and Development
To improve the operating efficiency of the domestic Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry, the “LPG Industry Counseling and Inspecting Program Office” assists the government in managing the LPG industry and provides guidance and coaching services to the industry. The primary achievements are as follows: 1. Inspection of LPG flows and refilling quantities in cylinders 2. Construction of the “LPG Supply and Sale Declaration System” website 3. Investigations on relevant regulations, laws and other cases
Subsidy Management of Petroleum Facilities and Transportation Outlays in Remote Areas
Due to the long transportation distance, the retail prices of petroleum products in remote, aboriginal, and offshore areas are comparatively higher, bringing negative impacts on residents’ livelihood. In order to fulfill local energy demand in those areas, we focus on developing an energy policy framework which strives to execute the subsidization of petroleum facilities and transportation outlays. Our main responsibilities are as follows: 1. Announcement of subsidy projects 2. Management of subsidy applications 3. Amendment on related regulations and laws
(3)International Cooperation and Negotiation
International Energy Cooperation for Stable Energy Supply With limited natural resources, over 98% of our energy supply relies on imports. Therefore, strategies for ensuring stable energy supply are crucial. It is our core mission to develop strategies to ensure Taiwan’s energy security. Furthermore, given the considerable degree of dependence on energy imports, Taiwan actively participates in international organizations to strengthen energy cooperation with other nations and aims to contribute to global energy governance. Thus, by establishing dialogue platforms, we also aim to facilitate interaction and cooperation between Taiwan and energy exporting countries.
International and Regional Energy Negotiations We pay utmost attention to negotiations on energy issues in the World Trade Organization (WTO), especially those concerning trade in energy products and services covered in the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) and the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). Regional negotiations, such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are also our focal points. Furthermore, in order to aggregate domestic consensus, we are devoted to promoting communication and interaction between the government, the industries, and the public. We further aspire to establish communication and coordination platforms between domestic and foreign institutes.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION III
Economics, energy, and environment
As climate change and sustainability and its environmental, social and economic impact continue to rise on the agendas of governments and organizations around the world, TRI started to provide the government of Taiwan with consultancy services on sustainable development at a very early stage. Research Division III provides quantitative and qualitative analyses mainly in three research fields including climate change and sustainable development, green finance and 3E models. Our efforts in these topics are described in more detail in the following sections.
(1) CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
To keep our analytical tools in accordance with global methodologies, TRI is not only highly engaged in the policy decision making process in Taiwan but also participate in international climate change meetings actively.
(2) GREEN FINANCE
The impacts of climate change are becoming more frequent and severe. At the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in December 2015, Paris Agreement was adopted as the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal which has set out global emission reduction targets and established a set of binding procedural commitments of the nationally determined contributions of the parties. The Agreement soon entered into force on 4 November 2016.
In response to the global trends, Taiwan has been pursuing policies to cut the greenhouse gas emissions for many years. The “Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act” (the Act) were enacted in 2015. To provide financial support to the efforts in combating climate change of both mitigating greenhouse gas emission and adapting impact of climate change, article 19 of the Act authorize the establishment of the Greenhouse Gas Management Fund.
(3) 3E MODELS AND POLICY EVALUATION
The twin challenges of energy security and climate change have driven an intense modelling activity of long term energy-economy-environment (3E) scenarios over the past decade. As a global consensus on the reality of climate change and on the urgency to act becomes an irreversible trend, policy makers rely heavily on the advice on a balanced path of economic growth.
Besides, early development of energy and environment statistics made it possible to develop computable multisectoral general equilibrium models (CGE-models) with a rigorous description of energy supply and demand, and the interlinkages between economic activity, energy production and use, and emissions to air. These integrated CGE-models have been used for forecasting purposes and numerous analyses of energy and environmental policies during the last two decades. Especially the models have been developed to be suitable for analyzing different economic policy options to deal with the global climate issue as design of optimal carbon tax or carbon quota schemes.
In order to provide policy makers in Taiwan with mathematical insights on mapping out the path of sustainable economic growth, TRI has developed and maintained the CGE models, including TAIGEM, TaiSEND, and TRICE for evaluation of 3E’s related policies.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION IV
A Research Division IV devotes to researches in the field of energy policy, energy statistics, and GHGs emissions reduction policy. We carried out projects related to energy policy planning, energy regulation, strategic environmental impact assessment, energy related gender mainstreaming, energy related public communication, energy and GHGs emissions statistics compilation, sectoral energy consumption survey, energy flow analysis, energy statistical mechanism review, energy indicator analysis, climate change mitigation strategy analysis, emission reduction target assessment, sectoral climate action plan formulation and performance assessment.sentence or two describing this item.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF RESEARCH DIVISION V
Research Division V devotes to researches in the field of power engineering, high-voltage power equipment, renewable energy, power system, electric power dispatching, electricity trading and electricity market. We set up the User’s Electricity Device Consulting Services Office to provide consulting services for users or enterprises who have questions of power engineering technology and high-voltage power equipment. We dedicate to solve problems and help utilities, energy enterprises, power companies, and government entities in Taiwan and target the worldwide such as revising power engineering related regulations, certification procedures and national standards for high-voltage power equipment, renewable energy industry, off-shore wind power plant, etc. Furthermore, to predict future electric power technology development and expand international cooperation. In order to assist the authority achieve the goal of energy transition, electricity liberalization and energy diversification, we engage in the implementation of the electricity trading platform, promotion of renewable energy, the maintenance of the reliability of electric power system, as well as the facilitation of electric power industry.