Pingtung County, Taiwan

2013 challenge

Pingtung County, Taiwan won the 2015 Energy Smart Communities Initiative (ESCI) Best Practices Award from among 200 submissions across Asia Pacific for its implementation of a smart microgrid, based on its Smarter Cities Challenge recommendations. The ESCI was launched in 2010 by President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

City Leader

Tsao Chi-hung


Team Members

  • Dr. Hassan Zamat

    • Director, Financial Services Sector Brazil
  • Moneshia zu Eltz

    • Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Development United States
  • Paul Yin

    • Senior Managing Consultant and Smart Grid Architect, IBM Global Center of Competence for Energy and Utilities
  • Jim Rubish

    • Director, Enterprise Systems Technical Support United States
  • Steve Ferencie

    • Partner, Industrial Strategy and Transformation, IBM Global Business Services United States