Taiwan completes first offshore wind farm

Taiwan has completed its first offshore wind farm, which could be fully operational by the end of the year.

It's part of a plan by President Tsai Ing-wen to increase renewable energy use to meet 20 percent of the island's needs by 2025.

A ceremony was held Tuesday to mark the completion of the project, which is located off the coast southwest of Taipei.

One of the investors is a Japanese joint venture called JERA between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power.

Twenty new wind turbines and two existing ones will generate 128 megawatts of power, enough to supply 128,000 homes per year.

A second offshore wind farm is already under construction. Calls to phase out nuclear power rose after the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.