Energy operating reserve at 10-year low

CUTBACKS:Bureau of Energy Director Lee Chun-li said that, in the event of power rationing, industrial users with large electricity consumption would be targeted first

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 02, 2015
By: Lauly Li  /  Staff reporter

Taiwan’s energy operating reserve margin yesterday dropped to a 10-year low of 2.46 percent due to a breakdown of four power generation units, state-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電) said.

The operating reserve plunged from an estimated 1.58 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) to only 860,000kWh, prompting speculation about the possibility of a power shortages in the coming days or weeks.     [FULL  STORY]

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