Power goes out across Taiwan due to power plant failure

14-May-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

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 emergency notice that the Hsingta Power Plant in Kaohsiung had suffered a major failure at 2:47 p.m. The message then warned recipients that a phased blackout would be implemented.

Power went out in Taipei at around 3:15 p.m. Netisens on the popular online forum PTT also reported outages in New Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Changhua, Keelung, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Yilan, Miaoli, and Pingtung.

Alert residents received before power outage. (Taiwan News screenshot)

The Hsingta Power Plant announced that its coal-fired units No. 2 and No. 4 had tripped for unknown reasons. The loads on its remaining units, No. 1 and No. 3, have been reduced.

The loss of power from the Kaoshiung facility is having an effect on the overall power grid, with rolling blackouts implemented at 3 p.m. and lasting until 3:50 p.m., affecting 2 million customers. The second round of blackouts is slated for 3:50 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. and is expected to impact 1.93 million customers.



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