By: Huang Li-yun and Frances Huang
Taipei, July 18 (CNA) With temperatures repeatedly hitting record highs in Taiwan for 2017, power consumption also reached a new high for the year on Tuesday, according to state-owned Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower, 台電).
Electricity consumption peaked at about 36.11 million kilowatts at 1:48 p.m. on Tuesday, a high for 2017, as Taipei, the capital city, recorded a new high of 36.8 degrees Celsius.
Before Tuesday, Taipei had not experienced a temperature above 36 degrees Celsius so far this year. On Tuesday the temperature in the capital was the highest around the island, with the peak temperatures in central and southern Taiwan topping 34 degrees Celsius, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). [FULL STORY]