The China Post
Date: August 7, 2017
By: The China Post
The power grid is only 148,000 Kw (the power used by about 5,000 central air-conditioning units in a day) from triggering a black alert, which typically entails power rationing.
Temperatures rose to a searing 38.5 degrees Celsius in Northern Taiwan on Monday, setting a record for the year not only for the region but for all of Taiwan.
Taipower spokesman Lin Te-fu (林德福) said that power use hit 36,017,000 kW at 2 p.m. Monday to leave reserves of 648,000 kW, which is well below the 900,000 kW threshold that prompts a red alert. [FULL STORY]