Taipei, Taiwan – Specialist expert services firm, The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), today announces that it is has successfully completed formation of a business entity in Taiwan – The Renewables Consulting Group (Taiwan) Ltd. – including approvals with the Investment Commission of The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), and other legal and regulatory steps required to do business in Taiwan.
Further, the company announced that it has established a local office in the Xinyi business district of Taipei and has signed a contract with its first senior level executive – Mr Michael Chang, who will serve as a Director of the Taiwan business, providing strategy, public affairs, and technical support for RCG’s clients in Asia, Europe and North America.
“After almost a year of travel to Taipei and numerous meetings with stakeholders, I am delighted that we are now formally set-up, and ready to start trading as a local consultant in Taiwan. We are also enormously pleased to welcome Michael to the RCG team; Michael’s knowledge of renewable energy, and in particular offshore wind policy and regulations in Taiwan is second to none – he is going to be a great asset to the firm, and of course clients we serve.” – Gareth Lewis, Managing Director, New Markets, RCG.
Mr Chang is a commercially focussed energy policy and renewables regulation expert with over 12 years’ experience in developing energy and climate change legislation, and 16 years in coordinating political campaign strategy for Taiwanese presidential, legislator and county governor elections. Prior to joining RCG, Mr Chang worked as the Deputy Director for the Office of Policy Integration and Evaluation at Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs, where he played a critical role between the cabinet and ministry, bureaus within the ministry, cross-ministerial and administrative-legislative affairs. RCG’s ongoing growth means the firm is able to put an experienced team on any renewable energy engagement, including senior personnel, resulting in the swift and efficient delivery of management consulting and technical advisory services.
Mr Chang earned his MA in Political Science & Government at National Taiwan University, and his MSc/MS in Climate Change & Policy at the University of Sussex.
Over the next 12 months, RCG plans to hire additional team members in Taiwan to support the rapidly developing offshore wind industry, as well as providing extensive support, knowledge sharing, and training from its 40+ consultants in London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, and New York.
RCG’s Gareth Lewis (Managing Director, New Markets), Michael Chang (Director, Taiwan), and Sebastian Chivers (CEO) at the firm’s Taipei offices.