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Taiwan president apologizes for blackout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (March 4) apologized for the widespread blackouts of the previous day, and the government demanded a report from state utility Taiwa...

Taipower leadership resigns over massive power cuts in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chairman Yang Wei-fuu (楊偉甫) and General Manager Chung Bin-li (鍾炳利) of the state-run utility Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) have tendered their resignations over the massi...

Video shows steam billowing from southern Taiwan generator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a power plant shut down in southern Taiwan due to an equipment malfunction Thursday (March 3), video has surfaced showing plumes of steam spewing out of its power ge...

Blackouts hit 5 million households in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over five million households have been affected by widespread blackouts across Taiwan, with the government pledging to restore power to northern Taiwan before noon. At ...

Taiwan blackout caused by malfunction at Kaohsiung power plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) says that the widespread power outages experienced across Taiwan on Thursday morning (March 3) appear to have been caused by an equipme...

Blackouts reported across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Counties and cities across Taiwan began reporting unexplained power outages on Thursday morning (March 3) and Taiwan Power Company (Taipower, 台電) personnel are currently i...

Taiwan’s power supply to be stretched over next 5 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s power supply is expected to remain strained over the next five days as generators at four power plants around the country are going through scheduled yearly...

Taiwan to compensate households affected by country-wide power outage

Update: 05/14 02:08 p.m. Economic Minister Wang Mei-hua (王美花) announced Friday (May 14) that a total of NT$470 million (US$16.8 million) will be given to households affected by the nationwide power...

Taiwan’s TSMC experienced short power dip amid nationwide outage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) said that some of its facilities had a “brief power dip” after Taiwan experienced rolling blackouts on Thursday (...

Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park unaffected by nation-wide power outages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of affected households in Hsinchu City from Thursday afternoon’s (May 13) blackouts has reached more than 32,000, but Hsinchu Science Park has not been af...

Power goes out across Taiwan due to power plant failure

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Power has gone out in numerous parts of Taiwan today (May 13) due to an apparent shutdown at a power plant in Kaohsiung. At 3 p.m., Taiwan residents received an emergen...

Taiwan: Power cut leaves millions in the dark

Taiwan suffered a day of rolling blackouts traced to a power plant near southern Kaohsiung City on Thursday. Citizens were urged to "remain calm" amid rolling outages before power was resto...

Marchers call for clean air in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Environmental groups gathered in Taipei on Sunday (Dec. 29) for the annual anti-air pollution parade, which this year focused on clean air problems in the south. The pr...