Vena Energy, one of Asia-Pacific’s leading independent power producers (IPP), announced today that it has won the “Independent Power Producer of the Year – Taiwan” award and the “Solar Power Project of the Year – Taiwan” award for the 70.2 MW Mingus Solar Project at the annual Asian Power Awards 2020. The Asian Power Awards represent the most prestigious accolades in the energy industry and recognizes the most ground-breaking projects and innovative initiatives in the power sector across the region.
“We are honoured to receive the Independent Power Producer of the Year award, and it is a testament to the dedication and effort of our employees and partners, as well as the support we’ve received from our host communities,” said XS Koo, Head of Vena Energy Taiwan. “Since we expanded into Taiwan in 2015, we have rapidly grown our renewable energy portfolio through projects such as the Mingus Project, which is the largest privately-owned, ground-mounted utility-scale solar project and the first solar corporate PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) in Taiwan. Our goal is to support Taiwan’s green transformation through the transition to renewable energy, while investing in the livelihood and sustainability of our host communities.”
“The Mingus Solar Project is a prime example of how ecology and biodiversity can co-exist in harmony with renewable energy development, delivering benefits not only to the environment but to the surrounding host communities as well,” said Richard Chang, Head of Business Development at Vena Energy Taiwan. “With the recent launch of the Mingus Education Centre and the Wildlife Conservation Area to the general public, we look forward to working closely with our host communities and NGOs to expand on the awareness and knowledge of renewable energy, and the preservation of the natural habitat through ecological, sustainability and education programs in the future.”