By: Huang Li-yun and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) The current power shortages are expected to ease slightly from Thursday, thanks to the launch of a new generator at the Talin Power Plant in Kaohsiung, a Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) official said that day.
The generator officially began operations the previous day, adding 200,000 kilowatts to the country’s daily electricity supply, according to Lee Chun-li (李君禮), deputy chief of the MOEA’s Bureau of Energy.
A damaged transmission tower operated by the independent power producer Ho-Ping Power Co. in Hualien County, meanwhile, will be completely repaired Thursday, which will allow the power plant to supply at least 650,000 kW per day starting next Monday, Lee said. [FULL STORY]