Full power should be restored by 9:40 pm: Ministry of Economic Affairs

Full power capacity should be restored by 9:40 pm, ending a series of blackouts around Taiwan, the Minister of Economic Affairs said at an emergency press conference this evening, May 13. The announcement was made after island-wide power rationing in the form of rolling blackouts plunged millions of households and businesses into darkness for up to one hour at a time from 3:00 pm this afternoon. The power rationing was implemented after a power grid accident at the Xingda (Hsinta)

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