In episode 5 of Taiwan Offshore Wind Unredacted, Angelica Oung interviews Aaron Smith, the Chief Commercial Officer at Principle Power. Aaron heads the New Business & Innovation business unit, with overall responsibility for Strategy, Innovation, Business Development, Marketing, and Public Affairs.
Prior to joining Principle Power, Aaron was an Economist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he directed a portfolio of work designed to identify high-value R&D opportunities for land-based and offshore wind technologies. Principle Power is a market leader in floating offshore wind technology, with 70 MW in operation and 30 MW under construction, as well as a multi-GW commercial pipeline globally.
In this interview Angelica and Aaron touch on his background and introduction to offshore wind at a young age, some of the exciting work Principle Power is involved in and other developments in the offshore wind industry in Taiwan, Asia and globally.
For more information about Principle Power, visit their website at https://www.principlepower.com/. You can also find Aaron's LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-smith-7623058/.
In this episode we take a deep dive into the Taiwan market with Yunling Ko, Senior Business Analyst at BlueFloat Energy. While this episode was recorded before the auctions, we still think this will contain some good nuggets of information for you all.
Angelica speaks with Raoul Kubitschek, Managing Director of NIRAS Taiwan. Raoul is an established consultant who has been a part of Taiwans offshore wind development since its infancy, and has valuable insights into the latest developments and also the history of how today's situation came to be. Raoul spoke with Angelica about the Yunlin project, how the Control Yuan report might impact how things are done in this market, and we also take a look ahead to Taiwan's upcoming Round 3 auctions.
In this episode Angelica talks to Siemens Gamesa APAC Executive General Manager Niels Steenberg about offshore wind developments all around Asia Pacific and also right here at home in Taiwan. This episode was recorded back in late March, so take a trip back in time with us to when the weather was cool and the quarantines were long, and find out whats on the radar at SGRE!
In this episode first episode of the Unredacted Offshore Wind Podcast, Kim and Angelica discuss their background and share their insights into Taiwans offshore wind industry.