The China Post
Date: July 4, 2017
By: The China Post
Next week, Taiwan’s power supply is projected to be the tightest it’s been all year.
Sate-run utility Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電公司) said Taiwan had entered the season of
the “orange alert,” an indicator that flashes when the operating reserve falls below 6 percent of the total supply.
Taipower President Chu Wen-chen (朱文成) said that the peak demand period was expected in mid-July, and that the company’s management and plant operators were on heightened alert.
The tight power supply is expected to ease later in July once new generators at Tatan Power Plant (大潭電廠) go online, he said.
Taipower said in a statement that this week’s power supply flashed yellow as well as a dangerous orange, with its operating reserve ranging between 5.78 percent and 10.17 percent of the total supply. [FULL STORY]