Power cuts unlikely to affect homes: MOEA

The China Post
Date: April 17, 2015
By: Enru Lin

If enacted, electricity rationing would affect industrial users first and be unlikely to ever reach

This file photo shows electricity transmission towers.

This file photo shows electricity transmission towers.

household users, said the Bureau of Energy under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA, 經濟部).

Earlier this week, Bureau of Energy Deputy Director-General Wu Yu-chen (吳玉珍) said rationing may be implemented in May to stave off power shortage.

The power grid’s operating reserve is set to dip to a 10-year low of 3.3 percent between May 20 and 28 due to annual plant maintenance, onset of the peak-use season and the prolonged drought, which has slowed hydroelectric power generation.

Lin Chuan-neng (林全能), head of the Bureau of Energy, said yesterday that rationing is unlikely to affect household users before reserves are replenished.     [FULL  STORY]

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