Radio Taiwan International
Taiwan could face a power shortage crisis. That’s after an electricity transmission tower in Hualien county collapsed when Typhoon Nesat hit the island Saturday.
Speaking on Monday at a press conference, Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung admitted that there will be difficulties in supplying electricity as it takes two weeks to repair the damaged tower. Lee said the economics ministry has mapped out plans to prevent a crisis.
It is estimated that Taiwan’s state-run power company — Taipower — is 1.3 million KWs short in its overall electricity supply following the collapse, including supply to the Greater Taipei area. [FULL STORY]