Final review of 815 power cut calls for tighter cooperation between CPC and Taipower

Investigation found both procedure oversight and risk management inadequate

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/09/06
By: Light McCandless, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–The Executive Yuan’s working group on the Aug. 15 power cut

The Aug. 15 power cut shut off power to the entire country. Image: CNA

met for the fifth and final time.

Its conclusion, after a five and a half hour final meeting, was that CPC Corporation, Taiwan (中油公司) and Taipower (台電) need to work together better horizontally. The full report into the incident will be published after approval from the Executive Yuan.

During the five meetings, the cause of the incident, its scope and the administrative responsibility were broadly clarified. The final report will recommend options for administrative responsibility. It will also make recommendations for immediate implementation and medium- and long-term improvements. Minister without Portfolio and concurrently Minister, Public Construction Commission, Wu Hong-mou, will first report to the Premier and then the report’s recommendations will be made public.

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