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TSMC, high-tech firms unscathed by massive outage in Taiwan
DigiTimes ^ | Friday 14 May 2021 | Monica Chen

Posted on 05/13/2021 9:53:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin

TSMC and other major high-tech firms in Taiwan have reported little impact from a five-hour rolling power blackout that affected many parts of the country on May 13.

TSMC stated some of its fabs saw brief voltage drops as a result of the outage following electricity distribution issues at a power plant in Kaohsiung, but the foundry house soon activated emergency backup generators to maintain normal production and minimize possible impact.

The STSP administration also noted that only seven out of some 40 companies using 22.8kV power supply system in the park were affected by the power blackout, and most of them, operating on a smaller scale, are engaged in biotechnology and electronics components segments.

Power rationing was implemented in different areas across the country at 50-minute intervals starting from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday since the power plant was unable to distribute normal output of 2.2 million kilowatts.

(Excerpt) Read more at digitimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: blackouts; power; taiwan; tsmc

1 posted on 05/13/2021 9:53:11 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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The Hsinta Power Plant or Hsing-ta Power Plant[2] (Chinese: 興達發電廠; pinyin: Xìngdá Fādiànchǎng) is a coal-fired power plant in Yong’an District and Qieding District in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.[3][4]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsinta_Power_Plant#Events

13 May 2021
Three of four generators are tripped due to unknown reason, causing a government-announced planned series rotating power outages around Taipei, New Taipei City, Yilan County, and Taoyuan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hsinta_Power_Plant#Events


2 posted on 05/13/2021 9:57:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Red China launching a cyber-infrastructure attack as a test run for invasion? Trying to hurt the west by interrupting silicon supply chain?


3 posted on 05/13/2021 10:29:30 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom (“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session" - Gideon J. Tucker)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

this has came up in discussion before. luckily TSMC have contingency plans in place that can ignore a short term blackout.

it does use massive amount of power.

i do think taiwan should start harnessing more Geothermal power as they’re so close to the ring of fire. it makes it slightly easier/cheaper to do.


4 posted on 05/14/2021 5:13:48 AM PDT by VAFreedom
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