Newspaper article China Post

Mayor Ko Explains What Would Happen If a Blackout Hit during the Universiade

Newspaper article China Post

Mayor Ko Explains What Would Happen If a Blackout Hit during the Universiade

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A malfunction at Tatan Power Plant put out the lights in nearly 7 million homes in Taiwan on Tuesday.

In a foreboding prelude to the 2017 Universiade, the blackout also briefly affected three of the big event's venues: a basketball gym in Songshan, a sports center in New Taipei and an athletics field in Taipei, where a rehearsal for the opening ceremony was interrupted

Could this summer's unprecedentedly tight power supply leave athletes in the dark during the 19-day sporting event?

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said that the main Universiade venues had double-loop power supplies, and that all the venues had diesel generators that could power the site in the event of a blackout. …

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