Taipower warns of energy shortages amid drought, maintenance work

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/01
By: Milly Lin and Ted Chen

Taipei, April 1 (CNA) Taiwan may be facing power shortages by May this year, the state-run 201504010026t0001Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電) warned Wednesday, citing problems related to an extended drought and maintenance work at the country’s nuclear power plants.

The No. 1 generator at the first nuclear power plant has been down since last December due to a component failure, and the Atomic Energy Council has not yet given approval for the generator to be put back online although it has received a report on the failure, Taipower said.     [FULL  STORY]

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