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Power outage hits 500 households in Miaoli County

2017/08/17 14:12:23

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) An unexpected power outage hit about 500 households in Zaoqiao Township, Miaoli County at 6:42 a.m. Thursday, possibly because an animal or bird touched a power cable, but it was unrelated to the nationwide blackout that occurred two days earlier, according to Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower).

Power was restored at 7:35 a.m. after emergency repairs were carried out, said Chang Wen (張文), a division chief at Taipower's Miaoli office.

Tuesday's massive blackout occurred when an operational error by state-owned CPC Corp. (中油) at 4:51 p.m. caused power generation at the Tatan gas-fired power plant in Taoyuan to be temporarily interrupted, leaving 6.68 million households around Taiwan without power.

(By Kuan Ruei-ping and Evelyn Kao)