By: Huang Chiao-wen and S.C. Chang
Taipei, June 27 (CNA) Taiwan’s electricity consumption peaked Monday at 35,049.3 megawatts
at 1:47 p.m., and if high temperatures continue as forecast, a single-month record for power use could be set in June, state-run utility Taiwan Power Company said.
Monday’s peak was the fifth highest on record in Taiwan, and with the second to fourth highest power consumption peaks also experienced this month, June could set a new historical high for electricity usage, Taipower said.
The record — at 35,385 MW — was set on July 2 last year, when high school graduates were taking a university entrance exam.
Temperatures on Monday rose as high as 37.1 degrees Celsius at 12:06 p.m., the eighth time the mercury has risen above 37 degrees this month. [FULL STORY]