The China Post
Date: August 17, 2017
By: The China Post
A malfunction at Tatan Power Plant put out the lights in nearly 7 million homes in
Taiwan on Tuesday.
In a foreboding prelude to the 2017 Universiade, the blackout also briefly affected three of the big event’s venues: a basketball gym in Songshan, a sports center in New Taipei and an athletics field in Taipei, where a rehearsal for the opening ceremony was interrupted
Could this summer’s unprecedentedly tight power supply leave athletes in the dark during the 19-day sporting event?
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said that the main Universiade venues had double-loop power supplies, and that all the venues had diesel generators that could power the site in the event of a blackout. [FULL STORY]