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Green Practice

Energy Use
According to statistics, the electricity consumption in 2018 was 963.8 million kWh, an increase of 2.85% compared with 2017; the electricity intensity was 0.30kWh/m3, an increase of 2.58% compared with 2017. The reason for the increase was because that TWC cooperated with the government and implemented Banxin Project II and purchased clean water from Taipei Water Department and that Central Region Water Resources Office strictly controled the water intake of Liyutan Reservoir (gravity flow, power not required) and the insufficient amount was supplemented by Fong-yuan Water Treatment Plant (power required to extract raw water).    

Promotion of Green Energy
To work in line with the government’s Renewable Energy Promotion Policy- Photovoltaics 2-Year Plan, we have selected 5 water treatment plants or pumping stations for the installation of solar PV power generation equipment on the top of the roofs of utility storage tanks. The 5 chosen locations included Kaotan Water Treatment Plant in Daliao, Linnei Water Treatment Plant in Yunlin County, Gong-Yuan Water Treatment Plant in Chiayi City, the utility storage tank of Chung-Lun Pumping Station of Tainan Water Treatment Plant and Yong Kang Water Distribution Center. As of 2018, the five locations have completed the connection with power grid, and the installed capacity was about 6370.48kWp, with an estimated annual rental income of NTD 5.29 million. 

Environmental Management Practices and International Standards (ISO 14001 Verification Standard)
To achieve sustainable management, TWC introduced ISO Environmental Management System (EMS) in 2006 to integrate the environmental management practices of the water plants with international standards (ISO 14001 Verification Standard) for the fulfillment of the social responsibility of environmental protection as an enterprise. In addition, we also set up environmental policy that conforms to environmental regulations, focuses on pollution prevention, implements resource utilization, encourages full participation, facilitate community harmony and continues improvement as the highest guiding principles for the promotion of the environmental management system. As of 2018, 23 water plants have passed the verification.

Environmental Management Practices and International Standards (ISO 14001 Verification Standard) Environmental Management Practices and International Standards (ISO 14001 Verification Standard)
Environmental Impact Assessment and Monitoring
TWC has established TWC’s Guidelines for the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Development Projects for self-tracking and counseling of the development projects that have passed EIA to rigidly manage these projects so that they could be carried out in accordance with EIA related regulations, the contents of the EIA documents, and conclusions of the review and commitments. In 2018, a total of 13 sessions of on-site tracking and counseling were conducted for all the projects passing the EIA, and all of which indeed complied with environmental protection related regulations and provisions. This shows TWC’s power of execution and determination of environmental protection as it strives to fulfill its corporate social responsibility.   

Environmental Education Facilities
In view of the threat of extreme climate and the crisis of the lack of water, the government believes that water resources environmental education should be promoted. After the proclamation of the Environmental Education Act in 2010, TWC started the planning of setting up environmental education facilities in various regions. The Shen-Gou Water Source Ecological Park in the northern region took the lead in passing the certification in April, 2012 and was granted the honor of the Excellence Award of the 4th National Environmental Education Organization Award. The Chengcing Lake Water Education Center in the southern region passed the certification in March, 2014 and started operations in October of the same year. Hushan Water Environmental Education Park in the central region is expected to apply for the certification of environmental education in 2019 while Magong Seawater Desalination Plant Environmental Education Park in the offshore island of Penghu is expected to be completed in 2019, and the goal is to obtain the certification of environmental education by 2024.      

In 2018, a total of 573 sessions of environmental education activities were conducted in TWC’s environmental education facilities, providing quality environmental education services to 22,415 people. In the future, excellent water resources environmental education services will continue to be provided at all these education facilities. 
Updateing Date:2021-08-09 16:16