By Huang Li-yun and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Electricity consumption in Taiwan on Monday hit its highest peak of the year,
triggering a low reserve warning, as daytime highs surged above 35 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country, state-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said.
Electricity consumption peaked at 34.59 million kilowatts at 1:43 p.m. Wednesday, with the operating reserve margin falling to 3.52 percent, or 1.22 million kilowatts, as high temperatures hit most areas of the country.
The peak electricity consumption on Monday was about 600,000 KW more than the utility expected, said Cheng You-tsai (鄭有財), an official in Taipower’s Department of System Operations.
The low reserve level triggered the fifth orange power warning light for this month. [FULL STORY]