LIVE UPDATES: Power outages hit Taiwan

The China Post
Date: August 15, 2017
By: The China Post

Six generators at a Taoyuan power plant went down at 4:51 p.m., causing power outages nationwide.

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• The economics minister has resigned over the energy crisis
• Power rationing was in place from 6 p.m. to 9:40 p.m., affecting 6.68 million households
• The six offline generators were to be back online at midnight at the earliest


10:25 p.m.: This concludes our live coverage of the energy crisis. It was a dramatic day that started with a minor problem at a Hualien power plant. Before it finished, millions of homes had experienced power outages and the economic affairs minister had stepped down.

And that was only the start; the fallout will be significant both in terms of politics and energy policy. There will no doubt be calls for a rethink or at least a delay on the phase-out of nuclear power, and rumors of a Cabinet reshuffle are inevitable.

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