High temperatures strain power supply in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/07
By: Milly Lin and Chen Cheng-wei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Electricity consumption spiked in Taiwan on Wednesday, triggering a low reserve warning, as temperatures soared past 35 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, according to the state-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).

Under the influence of a Pacific high pressure weather system, the temperature in Taipei climbed to a high of 35.5 degrees Celsius for the second time this year, after hitting the same mark on April 10, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Nationwide, electricity consumption peaked at 34.135 million kilowatts at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday, with the operating reserve margin falling to 3.67 percent, or 1.253 million kilowatts, Taipower said.    [FULL  STORY]

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