Taichung Power Plant shut down for emergency troubleshooting

One of the 10 units in the plant is under repair at the moment and whether there will be another power shortage remains a question.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/06
By: Teng Pei-ju, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taichung Power Plant Unit 1 was shut down for

Taichung Power Plant. (Source: CNA)

emergency troubleshooting due to abnormal sounds in the generator, but the operation of the unit would resume at 6 a.m. Monday morning and the power supply of the country in the following week should not be affected, said Lin Te-fu (林德福), spokesperson of Taiwan Power Company (Taipower,台電) Sunday.

“Taipower would hold a meeting in the afternoon and announce the latest power supply situation afterwards,” added Lin.

The country was facing a serious power shortage after Typhoon Nesat stroke the island and damaged a transmission tower in Hualien which carried 1.3 million kilowatts (kW) of power.

Taipower signaled a power supply warning on July 30, with the operating power reserve remaining less than 800,000 kW, leading people to fear power rationing.

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