By: Huang Li-yun and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, May 12 (CNA) Power consumption peaked at 32.806 million kilowatts on Friday, the second-highest level seen in Taiwan so far this year as high temperatures engulfed the country, according to state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).
Peak consumption was reached at 1:59 p.m., when the operating reserve margin fell to 4.08 percent, flashing an orange warning light that indicated a tight power supply, the company said.
It was the second-highest peak electricity usage in Taiwan so far this year, after reaching 33.011 million kilowatts the previous day, it said. [FULL STORY]