Power reserve margin to stay above 6% before July: Taipower

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/18
By: Chu Wei-che and Flor Wang 

Taipei, June 18 (CNA) State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) promised Monday to keep the country’s operating electricity reserve margin above 6 percent before July and said it will lower power generation at thermal power plants for the sake of air quality.

“As we try to maintain the operating reserve margin above 6 percent through the end of June, Taipower will do maintenance on holidays when electricity consumption is lower to minimize the impact,” Taipower spokesperson Hsu Tsao-hua (徐造華) told CNA.

He pledged that the power supply for households and companies during that time will be sufficient, and that “Taipower will also consider reducing power generation at thermal power plants, depending on air quality conditions, to help reduce pollution.”

Hsu made the pledge after the No. 2 reactor at Taiwan’s Second Nuclear Power Plant in northern Taiwan began generating electricity at full capacity on Sunday for the first time in more than two years.    [FULL  STORY]

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