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]