Power outage affects more than 30,000 households in southern Taiwan

A blackout hit Kaohsiung City on Sunday afternoon

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/12/09
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A TPC’s electrical substation (Source: CNA/ File photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A power outage took place in Kaohsiung City on Sunday afternoon, reportedly affecting more than 30,000 households and a number of petrochemical plants.

The Taiwan Power Company (TPC) said electricity in approximately 31,588 households, as well as nine factories located in the Linyuan Industrial Park, had all been restored by 3:30 p.m., according to reports.

A power failure hit several areas in Kaohsiung City at 1 p.m., including Linyuan, Daliao, and Xiaogang District, reports said.

After the blackout, TPC immediately had staff dispatched for troubleshooting. It said earlier the power outage was caused by a relay device problem in the Linyuan Electrical Substation.    [FULL  STORY]

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