COMPUTEX 2024 Pre-Show Event – Advancing Tech with Cutting Edge Energy Storage Systems Forum Discussed Green Energy & Renewables

 Publish Date :2024/04/16

One of the organizers of COMPUTEX, Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated that as companies aim to achieve net zero by 2050 and global customers demand carbon neutrality from OEM products, renewable energy has become a vital option to explore. Sources such as solar or wind have become the most conventional options for organizations aiming to include renewable energy into their operations.

Multi-purpose energy storage systems have also become essential for various facilities such as factories, buildings, homes, and even data centers. The business model that cooperates with the public power company will also enable different new opportunities for Taiwan’s ICT industry supply chain.

Energy Expert Gathered in COMPUTEX 2024 Pre-Show Special Event on March 28

TCA stated that the comprehensive introduction of renewable energy further increases the demand for energy storage systems. In addition, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced an average 11% electricity price hike starting from April 1, 2024. This new trend further increases interest for time-sensitive energy users who can benefit from the peak-shaving and valley-filling functions of innovative energy storage systems.

With the added industry trends such as demand for net-zero and green power, the COMPUTEX team cooperated with the Taiwan Green Energy Association (ge) and the Taiwan Battery Association (TBA) to host the “Advancing Tech with Cutting Edge Energy Storage Systems Forum” on March 28, 2024. The organizers invited Division Director of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Dr. Morris Liang; Director of AUO Corporation, Mr. CH Hsieh; General Manager of Delta Energy, Mr. Daniel Chang; and R&D Chief of HD Renewable Energy, Mr. Marco Chih-Ta Tsai to share their insights on energy storage systems technology, intelligent plant management, opportunities for green energy, as well as deployed field case studies on energy storage systems.

Vice President Sakura Yang of Taipei Computer Association (TCA) stated in her opening speech that energy storage systems are vital for smart city applications; such as: public utilities, factories, commercial & residential buildings, markets, etc. According to a McKinsey report, the global Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) industry will reach between USD 120 billion to USD 150 billion by 2030, which offers opportunities for businesses aiming to leverage the growing interest in net zero and sustainability.

TCA is one of the organizers of Asia’s leading B2B ICT trade show: COMPUTEX. In 2016, COMPUTEX introduced the startup focused event – InnoVEX with the goal of encouraging cooperation and partnerships between corporations and startups to develop innovative applications; especially in the field of AI applications.

COMPUTEX 2024 will feature 1500 exhibitors in 4500 booths with the main theme of Connecting AI, leveraging the growing popularity of AI both as technologies and applications. Many world-leading ICT companies will organize forums in COMPUTEX; including: AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and more. COMPUTEX 2024 and InnoVEX 2024 will be held from June 4 to 7, 2024 in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNEX) Halls 1 and 2 and everyone is welcome to join. COMPUTEX also welcomes more companies interested in exhibiting in COMPUTEX or InnoVEX to prepare their credentials to join next year.

Demand for Fixed Energy Storage Systems Grow with the Demand for Grid-Integrated Renewable Energy Sources while Home energy storage systems paired with time-of-use electricity pricing can reduce electricity expenses

Division Director of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Dr. Morris Liang said in his speech titled “Technology Trend and Application of Energy Storage Systems” that vehicle electrification has become one of the main driving forces for the growing demands of the global battery market. The demand for fixed energy storage systems has also grown significantly due to the grid integration of renewable energy sources. The capacity of the grid energy storage in 2022 was commonly 16 GW/35 GWh; a 68% increase compared to 2021. The grid energy storage market is forecasted to grow with a CAGR of 23% over the next 10 years and the capacity is expected to reach 88GW/278GWh in 2030.

Dr. Liang said that the number of installed home energy storage systems has grown rapidly in recent years due to the support such as purchase subsidies and tax incentives, as well as the rising electricity prices. In areas with high electricity prices such as Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, etc.; home energy storage systems can be combined with time-based electricity pricing to reduce the household electricity bills which further increased the demand for home energy storage systems.

As renewable energy developments continue, hydrogen will also be included as an option for energy storage. Green hydrogen which is produced by electrolyzing water with power from renewable energy sources can not only be stored, but also used as fuel for heavy-duty vehicles. The main challenge is that if a truck were to use batteries as its power source, the weight of the battery will affect its load capacity.

Dr. Liang stated that as the supply of renewable energy continues to increase, the options for energy storage also expands. For example, by integrating photovoltaic cells with energy storage systems, large scale consumers will be able to offset the PV cell installation, Demand Response/ Virtual Power Plant (VPP), etc. which are all application models of energy storage systems for public power grids. In addition, as renewable energy is increasingly introduced into the power grid, the instantaneous power balancing function of the energy storage system is very important; especially for frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) and nighttime energy storage & discharge. This is why after manufacturers have built energy storage systems, they can provide additional services to meet the needs of the power grid as an additional business opportunity and increase incentives for building energy storage systems.

Three Key Steps to Achieving Net Zero: Energy Generation, Energy Storage, Energy Conservation

Mr. CH Hsieh, Division Director of AUO Corporation stated in his speech “All Around Intelligent Plant Management” that AUO Corporation is more than just a display panel manufacturer as they have extended their innovation into multiple fields to build a complete ecosystem with their partners. Since the display panel manufacturing industry is a large consumer of electricity, AUO has deployed the “AUO Energy Management Solution” based on the experience of real users. With features including AUO SunVeillance smart monitoring, Taipower DREAMS upload service, green electricity trading platform, and EnLink energy management platform, and AUO data collectors & smart cloud big data platform in different angles to meet the needs of smart energy management in multiple applications.

Mr. Hsieh stated that to achieve net-zero goals; energy generation, storage, and conservation must be integrated. Because green energy should be stored and Taiwan’s largest source of green energy is solar, it is important to consider how to effectively store the solar energy in batteries and maximize the battery’s normal discharge performance. This requires a lot of data and experience, including in weather forecasts. In practice, the application of energy storage systems that combine PV and storage must be considered.

Mr. Hsieh further explained that AUO’s SunVeillance solar smart cloud monitoring system currently monitors more than 5,700 solar farms globally and provides exclusive comprehensive cybersecurity to ensure system security. The AI-enabled smart version will be introduced in 2024 which can help detect inverter anomalies, locate failed PV arrays/ cells, and conduct real-time maintenance. These features can help increase the solar farms’ total power generation capacity and assist customers in green power trading and management through SunVeillance’s green energy trading platform. The EnLink energy management platform provide additional functions such as smart charging station management, energy composition visualization, solar storage smart scheduling, and other functions to maximize the power generated by the PV cells and energy storage systems.

RE100 Promotes Green Power to Enterprises Following International Demands, Regulations, and Specifications

Mr. Daniel Chang, General Manager of Delta Energy stated in his speech “Exploring New Opportunities for Sustainable Green Energy in Taiwan” that various factors drive the growth of the green energy industry. Factors such as economic, legal, technological, environmental, business/ financial, political, etc. have all encouraged more potential users to adopt more green energy. The growing price of natural gas, demand of RE ratios from major international businesses, the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), and the Russo-Ukraine war have accelerated Taiwan’s energy transformation industrywide and promoted the full introduction of renewable energy.

In 2022, Taiwan’s total electricity consumption was 279.8 billion kWh while generating 288.1 billion kWh; 8.3% of this was from renewable sources. It is estimated that Taiwan’s total energy consumption will increase to 343.7 billion kWh by 2030. If Taiwan aims to achieve RE30 by the year 2030, Taiwan’s manufacturing and service industries will need to generate at least 61.5 billion kWh of green energy. Companies today are also further compelled to adopt green power following the demands of major international ICT companies such as Apple, regulations (environmental impact assessment, major electricity users’ clauses), RE100, and other requirements.

Mr. Chang further stated that in 2021, Delta announced their goal of achieving RE100 in 2030. By the year 2023, they have achieved 76% of their goals. As green power procurement planning becomes more and more difficult, Delta established a wholly-owned subsidiary, Delta Energy to simplify the energy procurement process with innovative technologies and value-added services. They have also obtained a license to sell renewable energy and provide services including green power trading platform, renewable energy matching, and carbon reduction consulting services to assist companies in optimizing their energy portfolio and achieving their net-zero goals.

Leveraging the demands for enterprise level energy storage systems, Mr. Chang believes that solar energy plus energy storage system is a vital solution. It can not only provide contract capacity optimization/ peak-shaving and valley-filling functions, it can also replace diesel generators as backup power sources, increasing the renewable energy utilization rate, and provide additional income by selling surplus energy, and provide virtual power plant services.

Future Power Generation Will Move Towards Decentralization, Decarbonization, and Digitization

In his speech “Deployed Field Case Study: Integrated Application of Convenience Stores and Energy Storage Systems”, Mr. Marco Chih-Ta Tsai; R&D Chief of HD Renewable Energy stated that HD Renewable Energy used to focus mainly on the development and construction of solar energy and energy storage projects. In addition to continuing solar projects in Taiwan, they have also expanded construction of PV projects in both Japan and Australia. HD Renewable Energy has also recently invested in the charging business, using PV plus energy storage and charging system to improve energy independence and reduce the carbon emissions of EVs and users.

A real-life case of the PV charging system can be seen in FamilyMarts’ Tainan, Pingfeng store. HD Renewable Energy integrated IoT and energy charging plus storage to experiment with optimal convenience store routing for energy resilience allocation and integration. When the main power grid works normally, the PV system generates electricity for self use and the energy storage system charges and discharges according to the time-based electricity pricing system to minimize the store’s electricity bill. The energy storage system discharges according to the power consumption to prevent over loading. They are also carrying out tests with EV to power the store through the V2G charging system. When power is cut off, the EMS (emergency management system) manages and regulates the load and the PV charging system supplies power to make sure the store can still operate as usual.

Mr. Tsai said that with the demand to achieve net-zero and energy transformation by 2050, renewable energy and EVs are expected to grow rapidly in the future and energy storage systems will become an important resource to enable a flexible power allocation system. Energy storage systems will also move towards decentralization, decarbonization, and digitization, making the integrated application of PV, energy storage, and energy charging systems will be a vital trend for the future. Depending on the business model and application of different endpoints, microgrid control of VPPs, and energy management technology for managing multiple microgrids; the integration of power, data, and transaction flow will become an important aspect of the technology.

Event Video is Available in COMPUTEX CYBERWORLD and COMPUTEX YouTube Channel

TCA stated that as a part of the COMPUTEX 2024 pre-show event, the Advancing Tech with Cutting Edge Energy Storage Systems Forum video is uploaded online. Interested parties are welcome to watch the forum on here. For more videos from COMPUTEX, visit our channels at:


COMPUTEX TAIPEI was founded and named by the then Chairman of Taipei Computer Association (TCA), Stan Shih. In 1985, TCA invited TAITRA to be a co-organizer of COMPUTEX TAIPEI. In 2016, the startup focused event, InnoVEX was introduced.

●COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2024 Overview●

This year’s special highlights:
Responding to the rapid development of AI technologies and applications including GenAI and LLM as well as the continued increase in the global digital transformation demands; this year’s COMPUTEX 2024 will focus on “Connecting AI”. This year, COMPUTEX will be joined by major semiconductor and ICT manufacturers including: Acer, ADATA, AMD, ASPEED, ASRock, ASUSTeK, ATEN, BenQ, Clientron, Cooler Master, Delta, ECS, ELAN, FocalTech, GIGABYTE, G.Skill, Innodisk, Intel, Inventec, InWin, ITRI, KIOXIA, Kneron, MediaTek, Microip, Mitac, MSI, NXP, NVIDIA, PEGATRON, Phison, PNY, PSMC, QCT, Qualcomm, Quanta, Realtek, RETRONIX, Seagate, Silicon Motion, Silicon Power, SOLOMON, Supermicro, SYSGRATION, TADA, Taiwan Micro, Thermaltake, Transcend, Wiwynn, and more. In total, 1500 local and international manufacturers will join COMPUTEX 2024 in not only the exhibition, but also forum and keynote speeches as well.

Event Dates: June 4 – 7, 2024
Event Location: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center (TaiNEX) Halls 1 & 2
Main Theme: Connecting AI
Main Topics: AI computing, advanced communications, future mobility, immersive reality, innovation, green energy, and sustainability.

【Special Events】

  • Pre-show Forum: May 16, 2024 [AI PC Industry Exploration Forum] Location: Grand HiLai Taipei Hotel
  • Official Award Winners Announcement: May 28, 2024 [BC Awards 2024 Award Winning Products Announcement] Location: Le Méridien Taipei

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