The China Post
Date: October 19, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) warned on Tuesday of electricity shortages as the country’s
operating reserve dived to the eighth lowest in history, triggering an orange alert.
According to official records released by Taipower, the company only has a 2.88-percent operating reserve of just 902 Megawatts, the second lowest figure in the past 10 months
An orange alert is triggered when Taipower’s operating reserve falls below 6 percent. A red alert — when the reserve falls below 900 megawatts — may see the firm impose emergency restrictions on electricity use.
Air conditioning at the Executive Yuan was shut down for two hours on Tuesday to conserve energy and lead by example, officials said.
In a social media post Tuesday, Minister Without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) urged citizens to conserve energy. [FULL STORY]