SHIFT:Taipower is working on a project to build gas storage facilities at two coal-fired plants that are to be transformed into gas-powered plants, the company chairman said
Date: Feb 06, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Minister of Economic Affairs Lee Chih-kung (李世光) on Thursday said that the ministry is working to transform coal-fired power plants into natural gas-powered plants to ensure economic growth is not undermined by power shortages.
One of the measures intended to ensure a stable power supply is the transformation of two coal-fired power plants — in Taichung and Keelung — into natural gas-powered plants.
Taiwan Power Co (Taipower, 台電), the nation’s main power supplier, is working on a project to build gas storage facilities at the two power plants, Taipower chairman Chu Wen-chen (朱文成) said.
The project is expected to be completed by 2025, when the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government’s nuclear-free homeland policy is scheduled to take effect, when about “50 percent of power plants in Taiwan” will need to be powered by natural gas, Lee said. [FULL STORY]