Taiwan's Taipower takes steps to cut coal consumption at Taichung plant

State-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said Monday that it has taken steps to cut coal consumption at its Taichung power plant as part of efforts to help reduce pollution in the central Taiwanese city....

Taiwan Taichung power plant slapped with NT$60 million fine for pollution

The Taichung City government on Monday imposed a total fine of NT$60 million (US$1.96 million) on a state-run electricity plant for discharging toxic waste water into a river estuary. The coal-fire...

90 newlyweds at Taipower's group wedding in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Ninety couples got married at the Taiwan Power Company group wedding at Yangmingshan Chung-Shan Hall on Saturday (Oct. 26), making it the second highest number of couples to be ...

Cat causes power cut in western Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several neighborhoods in Yunlin County, western Taiwan, were plunged into total darkness on Friday (Oct. 11) evening after a cat stepped on an electrical switch. This c...

Taiwan to graze cattle on solar farms to optimize energy production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering grazing cattle on solar farms to remove weeds that affect the efficiency of energy generation. According to state-owned Taiwan Power Company (Taip...

Taiwan Taichung power plant could partially suspend operations over pollution

The Taichung City government is considering ordering the Taichung Power Plant to suspend operations of four of its generators after the largest power plant in the country has been repeatedly found to ...

Taiwan's lower non-summer electricity rates to start Tuesday

Standard non-summer electricity rates will go into effect starting Tuesday and last until May 31, according to the state-run Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower). Electricity rates in Taiwan have long been ...

Daniel Pearl World Music Day returns to Taipei for 18th year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – This Saturday (Sept. 28) in Taipei, the Daniel Pearl Day Music Festival will be celebrating its 18th year in Taiwan. Daniel Pearl World Music Day is one of Taiwan&rsquo...

Survey finds active faults near Taiwan nuclear plant: activists

A group of activists said Monday that Taiwan's No. 4 nuclear power plant should not be activated because it sits close to an active fault line, as was confirmed in a recent geological survey by a ...

Passengers stranded on Taipei Airport MRT train

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Airport MRT train suddenly stopped on a viaduct in Taipei due to a power outage on Wednesday (Sept. 18) afternoon, leaving roughly 150 passengers stranded. Passenger...

Taipower to cooperate with intelligence agency on improving cybersecurity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has reached an agreement with a government intelligence agency in hopes of improving the company’s digital security competence. ...

Solar power in Taiwan surpassed nuke plant due to hot sun on Mon.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The scorching hot sun seen in Taiwan on Monday (Sept. 2) had an unexpected benefit: 2 Gigawatts (GW) of power was generated, more than that of Taiwan's biggest nuclear powe...

6.0 quake causes blackouts, rock slides, rail cancelations, 1 death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8) has led to blackouts, rock slides, train cancellations, and one death. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake ...

Taipower exhibition spotlights smart grid plan in outlying Taiwan's Kinmen

An exhibition on smart grid technology kicked off July 30 in outlying Kinmen County, underscoring the government’s commitment to transforming Taiwan into a low-carbon nation. According to org...

Taiwan state utility Taipower sees losses escalate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Power Corporation (Taipower, 台電) is not just the only major state-owned company losing money, but it has also seen its losses escalate over the past year, the C...