CPC to propose blackout punishments

ENSURING GAS?Acting chairman Yang Wei-fu said that the company is to establish standard operating procedures and foolproof designs to prevent accidental cuts

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 07, 2017
By: Lauly Li / Staff reporter

CPC Corp, Taiwan (台灣中油) acting chairman Yang Wei-fu (楊偉甫) yesterday said that the firm tomorrow is to propose a list of punishments over the Aug. 15 blackouts based on a report by the Executive Yuan.

“The list might involve not only frontline operators, but also management personnel,” said Yang, who is vice minister of economic affairs.

“It is a necessary move to meet the public’s expectations,” he told a news conference at the ministry in Taipei.

CPC mistakenly suspended supply to a gas-fired power plant in Taoyuan’s Datan Township (大潭) for two minutes on the evening of Aug. 15 as a contractor — Lumax International Corp (巨路國際) — was replacing power supply components at a metering station.    [FULL  STORY]

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