Power supply tight after consumption soars again

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/08
By: Huang Li-yun and Lilian Wu

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) State-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) was on high alert against potential power shortages Monday after power consumption soared at a time when four out of six nuclear power reactors nationwide are non-operational.

Taipower said power consumption on Monday peaked at 31.5 million kilowatts (KW) at 2:36 p.m, with operating reserves at 5.49 percent, flashing an orange warning light for the second time in May.

An orange warning indicates operating reserves below 6 percent, with red and black warnings issued when reserves fall to less than 900,000 and 500,000 kilowatts respectively.    [FULL  STORY]

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