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Taiwan electricity rates could rise for 13.6 million households in April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) announced it will meet with Taipower to discuss increasing electricity rates for households, businesses, and industries, with highe...

Taipei Metro light strip colors represent crowdedness levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The light strips adorning some of Taipei Metro's platforms are not just for aesthetics—they serve a practical purpose. On Monday (Feb. 5), the Taipei Rapid Tr...

Taiwan building drone defenses for powerplants to deter Chinese attacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is directing power plants and liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants to deploy defenses against potential drone attacks from China. ...

Taipower cable falls onto highway leading to 1 death in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taipower electric cable fell across National Highway 3 in Miaoli County, causing a multi-vehicle accident and one fatality on Saturday (Dec. 2). As the power line fel...

New geothermal plant opens in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Yilan County’s Renze geothermal power plant launched on Tuesday (Oct. 24), representing progress towards the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) goal of achieving 20...

Taiwan's wind power picks up with monsoon winds

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Intensifying northeasterly monsoon winds in autumn are allowing for record wind power generation, Taipower said in a press release. Records are being set for wind power...

China sends 4 military aircraft and 1 ship, Taiwan flies Black Hawk for typhoon disaster relief on Orchid Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's defense ministry tracked four Chinese military aircraft and one naval vessel around the country between 6 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 6) and 6 a.m. on Saturday (Oct....

Taipower and Wistron subsidiary sign MOU for SkySails in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Wistron subsidiary, AiSails Power Inc., said it is working with Taipower to support the next generation of renewable energy, sail wind power generation, at a MOU signing c...

Taipower records 645 power outages in Kaohsiung so far this year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung has experienced 645 power outages so far this year, according to a Taipower statement on Wednesday (Sept. 27). The state-owned electricity provider said on We...

Squirrel electrocuted in Taiwan exploding electricity pole incident

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A utility pole in Sanchong District, New Taipei City, exploded and caught fire causing the death of a squirrel In the early hours of Friday (Sept. 15) morning, reported UD...

Taiwan worker dies after electrocution on transmission tower

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A worker was pronounced dead after he was electrocuted 8 meters up a transmission tower in Chiayi County on Saturday (Sept. 9). A repair man surnamed Chen (陳), 30, was ...

Taiwan toughens cyber security regulations for infrastructure providers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Companies providing critical infrastructure services in Taiwan will in future have to install a chief of cyber security, while the government’s auditing powers will ...

Site visits on Day 3 of 36th Taiwan, Australia business conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Day three of the 36th Joint Conference of the ROC-Australia Council (ROCABC) and the Australia-Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) on Wednesday (Aug. 16) was a day of site visi...

Taiwan, Australia business conference focuses on trade and security on Day 2

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Day two of the 36th Joint Conference of the ROC-Australia Council (ROCABC) and the Australia-Taiwan Business Council (ATBC) on Tuesday (Aug. 15) was packed with trade and ...

‘Pangolin’-styled building first green power center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A “pangolin”-like green building in central Taiwan will become the country’s first operation center for green energy as it strives to achieve its net-zer...