Delta discussed energy storage with Spanish local governments at the COP27 side event

Delta provides solutions to strengthen grid resilience for island energy transitions

TAIPEI, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) just took place at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Egypt, with Delta actively participating in COP for the 15th time this year. Delta focused on two “island” issues, climate resilience and ecological adaptation, and shared its efforts with the international community. At the side event, Delta discussed its response to island energy transition issues, with Delta energy storage solutions and cases, with representatives of the Balearic and Canary Islands governments and an expert from RMI, a well-known US energy think tank . In line with the two Spanish islands’ need for an energy transition, Delta also shared how to strengthen the grid’s resilience. The side event was broadcast live on the Internet, attracting the attention of international climate opinion leaders.

Wim ChangCEO of the Delta Electronics Foundation, said: “As the proportion of renewable energy supplied gradually increases, accelerating the creation of a more resilient decentralized energy system is one of the hot topics in COP27. The representatives of the Spanish island governments both stressed that technology was the key to achieving an energy transition. As a leader in energy conservation technology, Delta’s energy storage solutions are able to support the energy system when a circuit breaker trips, manage aggregate demand to eliminate short-term demand peaks and overcome power supply bottlenecks, while they can be adapted to local conditions, thus contributing to the stabilization of the electricity grid. We shared with the international community how we improved the network resilience on Kinmen Island and Orchid Island with technology.”

The Delta Electronics Foundation decided on the topics of this side event and invited the Spanish island governments to exchange ideas among themselves on the issue of the islands’ energy transition. At the event, Pep Malagrava, DG Energy and Government for Climate Change of the Balearic Islands, highlighted their target of 35% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050 for the entire islands. This means an acceleration of renewables within 200 MW per year by 2030, reaching 1600 MW. Thanks to innovative solutions such as the use of green hydrogen for energy storage, we are also looking for new ways to generate green electricity such as offshore wind and wave energy.

Jose Antonio Valbuena Alonso, Secretary General of the Office of Ecology, Climate and Land Planning of the Canary Islands, also shared the Island’s Energy Transition Plan (PTEcan), which adopted electricity grid stability analysis, energy demand forecasting, demand management and distributed energy production to maximize the percentage of renewable energy produced. He added that PTECan also created local employment opportunities, cultivated talent and prevented energy poverty in advance.

David Gubs, head of RMI’s Global South Programme, pointed out that small islands in developing countries are often at the forefront of climate change. In the last 40 years, the Caribbean has suffered a loss of 140 billion US dollars due to natural disasters. The disasters have highlighted the importance of electricity grid stability and the urgent need to strengthen grid resilience. To achieve the global target of 1.5°C, RMI, as a leading energy think tank, believes that it is imperative to support the energy transition of developing countries to avoid repeating the same mistakes of developed countries.

Delta has been a long-time participant in the UN COP starting in 2007 and regularly brings the latest information on international negotiations and knowledge on carbon reduction to help Taiwan in mitigating the environmental impacts caused by climate change. As an official observer of the UNFCCC, the Delta Electronics Foundation has hosted or participated in 18 parallel exchange events at the UN COP. Going forward, Delta will continue to act in alignment with Delta’s business mission to “provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow” with technologies that improve energy efficiency and through restoration efforts that protect the natural environment.

About Delta

Founded in 1971, Delta Electronics is a global provider of energy and thermal management solutions. Its activities cover industrial automation, building automation, ICT energy, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage, projection and visualization. Delta is committed to realizing the goal of smart manufacturing and smart city. Delta has espoused the spirit of providing innovative, clean and energy efficient solutions for a better tomorrow. Combining corporate sustainability and business practices, Delta uses its strengths in electrical and electronics technology to address climate change issues. Delta has established sales offices, R&D bases and manufacturing plants in 200 locations around the world.

Over the years, Delta has been recognized by numerous international awards that have proven its achievements in operations, innovation and sustainability. Since 2011, Delta has been nominated for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Global DJSI Index for eleven consecutive years and received a “Leadership Level” rating for climate change and water security in the 2021 CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project). . Delta was also rated as a “Supplier Engagement Leader” for two consecutive years. For more information about Delta, visit www.deltaww.com

Delta Spokesperson:

Jesse ChouChief Sustainability Officer

Tel: 02-87972088 Ext. 5562


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