Taipower to Spend NT$16.2 B. on Strengthening Grid Network

published: 2018-08-09 9:22 | editor: | category: News

In the wake of frequent massive grid tripping this year, state-run Taiwan Power Company will kick off a NT$16.25 billion five-year "plan for strengthening grid network," calling for renovation of circuits and equipment, installation of monitoring device for load and malfunction of transformers and other hi-tech equipment, and setup of traceability system for renovated equipment, with the target of cutting power outages by 600 cases, including 9% cut of high-voltage power outages, this year.

The plan was unveiled at a press conference on Aug. 2, presided by Shen Jong-chin, minister of economic affairs.

The plan consists of four major items, including renovation of grid circuits and equipment at NT$5.82 billion, renovation of second substations at NT$6.2 billion, setup of smart substations at NT$230 million, expansion of feeder automation at NT$4 billion.  

Taipower notes that the plan is a continuation of its effort to improve power distribution system in recent years, which has significantly cut the number of power outages.

(First photo courtesy of Taipower)

announcements add announcements     mail print
Share