By: Huang Li-yun and Romulo Huang
Taipei, July 13 (CNA) Electricity consumption in Taiwan on Thursday recorded its
new high for this year due to continued high temperatures througout the country and only limited afternoon showers, state-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said.
Electricity usage peaked at 35.749 million kilowatts at 1:43 p.m. Thursday, with the operating reserve margin falling to 4.57 percent, or 1.64 million kW, flashing an orange light for the ninth time so far this month.
According to Taipower statistics, Thursday’s power consumption was the fourth-highest ever recorded by the state-owned company, Taiwan’s sole electricity supplier.
The previous three records all fell in July last year, with the highest of 36.199 million kW recorded on July 28, followed by the 35.987 million kW on July 29, and
the 35.821 million kW on July 27. [FULL STORY]