Power Demand Surges as Temperatures Soar

Peak power demand reached a yearly high today, June 26, as air-conditioners were cranked up in homes and offices across the nation and temperatures reached a daily maximum of 36.2°C in Banciao District at 1:30pm.

National electricity provider Taipower reported that peak demand reached a yearly high of 35.189KW, 500,000KW greater than the previous high for 2017 recorded June 12. The electricity reserve ratio, stood at 6.2%, which measures as a yellow alert. The demand peak was recorded at 1:46pm.

Taipei City saw a maximum temperature of 35.6°C, while temperatures in south and central counties reached maximums over 34°C.

Central Weather Bureau forecasts maximums of between 33-35°C tomorrow.

Top 10 Daily Maximum Temperatures for Monday, June 26, 2017

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Chart showing top 10 daily maximum temperatures for Taiwan June 26, 2017. Central Weather Bureau.

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