Lin urges energy saving as power plant fixes damage

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-08-01

Premier Lin Chuan has called on the nation to help save energy as repairs continue at

A collapsed transmission tower at the Hoping Power Plant in eastern Taiwan has hit Taiwan’s power supply. (CNA)

the storm-damaged Hoping Power Plant.

The collapse of one of the plant’s transmission towers during last weekend’s typhoons has affected the plant’s ability to supply power to the grid. The cuts to the national power supply are expected to last two weeks. The government earlier announced energy-saving measures at government offices, state-owned enterprises, and schools to ensure an adequate supply of power.

On Tuesday, the premier said state-owned power company Taipower has begun offering price incentives to industries to shift their power use away from peak hours. At the same time, he called on members of the public to help keep the power supply stable by saving energy during the afternoon.    [FULL  STORY]

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