By: Huang Li-yun and William Yen
Taipei, Sept. 5 (CNA) State-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Tuesday that electricity was restored to offshore Kinmen County at 6:35 p.m. following a power outage of more than two hours.
Taipower spokesman Lin Te-fu (林德福) said that while the cause of the power cut had not been established, initial investigations found that the Tashan Power Plant suffered a malfunction when a fault caused protective relays to shut down all of the plant’s eight generators at 4:16 p.m.
He added that an additional six generators from another power plant in Kinmen also shut down as a protective measure due to the disruption at Tashan.
Lin calculated that 30,523 households were affected by the power outage.