China News Agency, Taipei, May 14-Taiwan's Kaohsiung Xingda Thermal Power Plant tripped on the 13th, causing a major power outage across Taiwan for five and a half hours, affecting 4 million households and more than 10 million households.
Some Taiwan media pointed out that this shows that Taiwan’s current power supply measures are insufficient, and it also pierces the illusion that the DPP authorities have repeatedly ensured that there is no shortage of electricity.
According to reports from the Central News Agency, United News Network, and China Times News, on August 15, 2017, the whole Taiwan experienced a blackout, which reduced the power supply by 4 million kilowatts at that time.
Although the scale of the power outage was smaller than that of the previous year, the duration of the power outage did not decrease.
In this regard, Taipower said that the reasons for the long power outage are the inaccurate forecasts of renewable energy power, insufficient hydropower generation due to poor water conditions, excessive electricity consumption on the day, and annual repairs of large units.
The competent department of economic affairs of the government also stated, “All the circumstances are superimposed, and we cannot cope with it.”
After the power outage, the leaders of the DPP authorities and the person in charge of the economic affairs department successively apologized, but they all emphasized that "there is no power shortage in Taiwan, and the problem is that the power grid is not a power plant."
An article in the "Focus Perspective" column of the China Times on the 14th pointed out that the power outage pierced the illusion of "no lack of electricity" in Taiwan.
Electricity cannot be transmitted, and the power grid system starts low-frequency unloading based on self-protection, which will inevitably cause the power plant unit to trip and cut off the power without warning. This cannot be avoided.
However, the relevant departments were at a loss for five and a half hours, and no electricity was available in Taiwan, which highlighted the actual shortage of electricity supply in Taiwan.
The article continued that if there are enough standby transfer units, in theory, enough “backups” can be found immediately and the power outage may be resolved soon.
But this is not the case. It can only prove that Taiwan's power reserve capacity is fundamentally insufficient.
Lianhe News published a quick comment on the evening of the 13th, stating that since the 10th, Taiwan's electricity consumption has repeatedly hit a new high this year, and it has surpassed 36 million kilowatts on the 12th.
Although there is still about 10% of the peak reserve capacity on the 13th, in fact, not only nuclear power and coal-fired generating units are operating at full speed these days, but even light oil generating units with the highest fuel cost in private power plants are used, which shows the degree of power shortage. .
The article said, who caused the current dilemma of power shortage?
The inaccessibility of renewable energy and the full use of coal firepower are all for the purpose of fulfilling the "2025 Non-Nuclear Homeland" check that has no supporting facilities but a slogan.
This power outage was entirely a man-made disaster caused by policy errors.