By: Lin Meng-ju and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Taiwan’s power supply is expected to gradually stabilize next
week when the independent power producer Ho-Ping Power Co. resumes operations, a Ministry of Economic Affairs official said Friday.
With the repair work on a damaged Ho-Ping Power transmission tower in Hualien proceeding smoothly, it will be able to run at half capacity from Monday, supplying 650,000 kilowatts of electricity per day, according to Lee Chun-li (李君禮), deputy chief of the MOEA’s Bureau of Energy.
By Aug. 18, the tower should be at full capacity again, supplying 1.3 million kW per day, Lee said.
As a result, the alert levels for Taiwan’s power supply will be lowered next week to an orange or yellow light, he said. [FULL STORY]