No cause for concern over water and electricity: Lai

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-06-29

Premier William Lai says there is no cause for concern over the supply of electricity

Premier William Lai said Taiwan does not have a shortage of electricity and water shortages are not a problem. (CNA file photo)

and water. Lai was speaking Friday.

Lai said Taiwan does not have a shortage of electricity; the problem lies in the operating reserve which currently stands at just 6%. Lai said this figure will rise to 10% next year when new capacity from power plants in New Taipei, Taoyuan, Miaoli and Kaohsiung are added to the national grid.

As for water, Lai said Taiwan has seen a drop in rainfall this year, a situation which he called “relatively severe in recent years.” However, the premier said the supply of water for agricultural and industrial use remains steady, and water shortages are not a problem.    [FULL  STORY]

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