Power use hits record high for June in Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/08
By: Liao Yu-yang and William Ye

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) High temperatures pushed peak electricity consumption in Taiwan

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to an all-time high for June of 36.102 million kilowatts on Friday, according to state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower).

The record high for June occurred at 1:51 p.m., and pushed the operating reserve margin down to 6.03 percent, close to the 6 percent threshold for an orange alert warning, the utility said.

Cheng Yu-tsai (鄭有財), Taipower’s deputy superintendent for central coordination, said Friday’s peak electricity consumption was close to the 36 million kW anticipated by the company because of the high temperatures across the country and less rain than a day earlier.

But while the peak consumption level set a record for June, it was only the fourth highest this year, with the top three levels coming during a scorching hot May.

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