The amendment which requires energy users to report energy usage matters is announced (Taiwan)

Elva Chuang

The Ministry of Economic Affairs issued the Jing-Neng-10704607440 Directive of December 26, 2018 (hereinafter, the “Directive”) to announce the amendment which “requires energy users to report the type, quantity, item, efficiency, reporting period and manners of the energy so used.” The Directive came into effect immediately.

Under the Energy Administration Law, an energy user whose energy usage reaches the quantity stipulated by the central competent authority shall prepare corresponding reporting documents separately based on the differences in industry categories, and the energy usage data for the previous year shall be gathered with information such as energy types, quantities and efficiency submitted to the central competent authority by the end of each January. The submission may be made by hard copy or electronic or online means.  Besides online submission, submitted documents shall be signed and sealed by the energy user.  The Directive announced and released the newly amended “Schedule 1: Industrial and Other Production Sectors,” “Schedule 2: Thermal Power Plants, Garbage Incineration Plants and Co-generation Plants,” and “Schedule 3: Non-production Sectors.”

In addition, coal users are required by law to submit reporting documents containing information about the purchase and use of coal for the previous month (i.e., Schedule 4 of the Directive) by the 20th of each month.  The Directive also indicated and announced that railway and mass rapid transit system operators and users of pipelines to transmit power are required by law to submit reporting documents containing information about the power used for railroads and for pipeline transmission for the previous month (i.e., Schedule 5 of the Directive) by the 20th of each month.

It should be noted, however, that only Schedules 1 through 3 have substantive changes in content if the schedules amended and released this time are compared with the scheduled released by the previous directive (i.e., the Jing-Neng-10704600020 Directive).