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Taiwan daily power consumption jumps to record highs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Daily power consumption hit a record high at 2:19 p.m. on Wednesday (June 22), according to Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower). Peak load yesterday hit 39.266 million kilowatt...

Taiwan's summer power bills to soar as much as 27%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's summer electricity pricing scheme commences on Wednesday (June 1) and will be in place until September 30, with prices rising as much as 27%. Taiwan's ...

Explosions reported at Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science Park

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following reports of explosions at the Hsinchu Science Park on Thursday morning (May 19), photos shared on social media show black smoke surging from a building. At 10:...

The battle for Taichung is on

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — On the evening of November 24, 2018, the citizens of Taiwan’s second-largest city were stunned as Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) of the Kuomintang (KMT) beat incumbent Taichun...

Taiwan's T Star suffers 4G, 5G outage on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Star Telecom, commonly known as T Star, experienced a large-scale outage of phone service in Taiwan at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday (May 10), with 4G and 5G customers c...

Largest offshore wind farm in Taiwan starts generating electricity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The largest and the first far-shore wind farm in Taiwan has begun delivering power, a milestone for Danish multinational power company Orsted as it seeks to build a presen...

Demolition violations named as cause of Taiwan high-speed rail chaos

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high-speed rail service breakdown that affected 120,000 travelers was the result of a subcontractor taking down a cement factory tower in one go, reports said Saturday (...

Cement plant accident disrupts Taiwan high-speed rail traffic on holiday eve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An accident at a cement plant in Kaohsiung City caused a loss of power and disruptions of high-speed rail traffic on the eve of a four-day holiday Friday (April 1). Pow...

COVID cluster in northern Taiwan's Datan Power Plant rises to 56

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of COVID cases tied to a cluster infection that started at the Datan Power Plant in Taoyuan City has risen to 56 cases, including an elementary school student, ...

4th COVID vaccine dose in Taiwan? See what other countries doing: Chen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said on Sunday (March 27) that Taiwan will wait and see how other countries are doing in terms of adminis...

South Taiwan mayor offers legal help to families of March 3 blackout victims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) has offered to hire a lawyer to help two families seek compensation for the death of their family members amid a recent nationwide black...

Taiwan relies on diverse oil and gas sources amid Russia sanctions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even though Taiwan imports most of its energy, the diversification of sources means that its dependence on Russian coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG) is limited, reports...

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...