Pipelines, Storage & Power

Taiwan fires up new generation capacity to head off power shortage

Taiwan’s Taipower has started up two new units at its power plants to avoid a power shortage.
By Staff reporter 9 August 2017 0 27120

Taiwan’s Taipower has started up two new units at its power plants to expand its generation capacity as the country is running the risk of having to ration electricity, according to The China Post.

One generator, Unit 6 at the Tongxiao plant, is gas-fired while the other, at the Talin plant, is coal-fired. A second gas-fired generator, Unit 7 at the Tatan facility, failed to start after its activation switch failed.

The startup of the extra capacity brought generation up to 37.2 GW, but this...