Damaged power plant repaired; power shortage eased

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-08-14

The power shortage crisis has been eased after the damaged Hoping Power Plant

The power plant was fixed during Taiwan’s hot spell. (CNA)

resumed operations. That’s the word from Vice Economics Minister Yang Wei-fuu on Monday.

The plant’s transmission tower was damaged by storms at the end of July, prompting the government to shut down air conditioning at government offices for two hours each afternoon until last Thursday. That was amid some of the highest temperatures of the year.

Yang said now that the two generators at the power plant are back online and running at full capacity, a red- light alert is not likely.    [FULL  STORY]

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