Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan's Power Use Hits Historic High

Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan's Power Use Hits Historic High

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Power consumption in Taiwan hit 36,266,000 kilowatts (kW) at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday, the highest seen in the history of Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).

The demand pushed Taipower's operating reserve to a razor-thin 1.72 percent and only 124,000 kW from a black alert, which typically entails power rationing.

The Ministry of Economic Affairs said that repairs on Hoping Power Co.'s collapsed transmission tower are ahead of schedule and could bring back 650,000 kW of power to the grid as early as next Monday at noon.

Taipower on Monday verified rumors that an emergency diesel unit in Nuclear Power Plant No. 4 had been switched on, but stressed that it was a routine test.

A claim circulated on the online forum PTT yesterday that the nuclear power plant, which was mothballed in 2015 amid controversy, had been restarted to cope with Taiwan's power crisis. …

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