RECONNECTED:Officials said repairs to the electricity lines to the plant had been the fastest in history and reserves might exceed 10 percent by the weekend
Date: Aug 14, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
The full reactivation of a Hualien County power plant that was shut down due to
damage from Typhoon Nesat could be completed today, easing power supply concerns, the Cabinet said yesterday.
A transmission tower in the county’s Dongao (東澳) operated by Ho-Ping Power Co (和平電廠) and owned by Taiwan Cement Corp (台灣水泥) was brought down on July 29 as extreme weather swept the nation, reducing the power supply by 4 percent and putting the nation in the grip of a power shortage crisis.
The tower was reconstructed on Friday and the installation of two sets of overhead power lines was finished on Saturday in the quickest repair of a power line in Taiwanese history, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said, adding that the power plant resumed operations yesterday and would reach full capacity today.