Despite challenges, power to be sufficient this year: minister

Focus Taiwan
17/03/06 20:39:43
By: Huang Ya-chuan, Huang Li-yun and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 6 (CNA) Taiwan’s supply of electricity is sufficient for now, and the country

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will not face power shortages this year based on current estimates, Economic Affairs Minister Lee Chih-kung (李世光) said Monday at a legislative hearing.

When asked by Kuomintang Legislator Chang Li-shan (張麗善) whether Taiwan will see power shortages in 2017, Lee said “no,” but he admitted that ensuring a stable power supply will take a major effort.

Chang said Taiwan was facing a tightening electricity supply based on data from state-run utility Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) showing a sharp increase in warnings of low power reserves in recent years.    [FULL  STORY]

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