By: Sophia Yeh, Ku Chuan and Ko Lin
Taipei, July 31 (CNA) The government has taken a decision to shut down all the air
conditioners in its offices for two hours a day in a bid to conserve electricity in the wake of two storms that damaged the country’s power supply over the weekend, the Cabinet said Monday.
Typhoon Nesat and Tropical Storm Haitang brought down a transmission tower, operated by the independent power producer Ho-Ping Power Co. (和平電力) in Hualien County, which has reduced supply by 1.3 million kilowatts (kW), said Cabinet spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇).
In an effort to conserve power over the next two weeks while the tower is being repaired, the air conditioners in all government buildings will be turned off from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. each workday, Hsu said. [FULL STORY]