City Calls Upon Private Sector Support in the Face of Power Shortage
In light of the profound damages to Heping Thermal Power Plant during Typhoon Nesat and its impact on power supply to northern Taiwan, the city government calls upon companies and businesses to adopt emergency power-saving measures for the next two weeks.
Taipower Corporation pointed out that Heping Thermal Power Plant accounts for producing roughly 3.6-percent of the island’s electricity supply and 8.5-percent of the power supply in northern Taiwan. According to the company, due to the remote location of the damaged facility, repair work will be time consuming and may last for at least 15 days.
To reduce electricity consumption during this period, the Department of Economic Development calls upon private sector companies to work with Taipower by adopting energy-saving measures between 1 PM and 3 PM in the coming two weeks. Some measures include:
Suggested Energy Conservation Measures (Implemented Daily between 1-3 PM during Summer Season)
Controlling the Operation and Cooling Load of the central AC System
During peak-load period, lower the power consumption by programming compressor downtime, which will not affect indoor comfort level over short periods of time.
Raise the thermostat setting of the chiller to 8-9℃.
Controlling Window AC Operations
Keep the fan on but control the on-and-off of the compressor to ensure continued indoor ventilation. This will not affect the comfort level in the short run.
Control the Setting of Indoor Thermostat
The thermostat for commercial places should be set at 28℃ or higher.
Setting the time of air change for the AC
Adjust the time for air change and avoid setting it to high temperature period during daytime to avoid adding to the load of the AC.
Set up barriers to block leak of cool air (such as air curtain or automatic door), thereby reducing the load for the AC.
Put up Window Insulation Film
Window insulation film helps to reduce exposure to sunlight and lessen the load for indoor AC.
Turn off unnecessary lighting
Decorative lighting such as signs and landscape lighting should be turned off during daytime.
Strengthen control of lighting for specific zones
Occupancy sensors or independent switches should be installed for areas with sufficient illumination (areas next to windows or central courtyards) and places with occasional activities (such as computer rooms, pantry rooms, parking lots, or restrooms) to save energy
Turn off Landscape Devices
Suspend the use of landscape devices (such as fountain pumps) to cut power consumption.
Suspend or Limit Power Used by Water Pumps
Minimize the operation time of waste water processing facilities and water pump equipment.
Monitor the Use of Exhaust Fans
Venues with multiple exhaust fans installed (such as parking lots or restrooms) should monitor the use of these devices and avoid activating the devices simultaneously during peak –load hours.
Monitor the Use of Escalators and Elevators
Commercial areas with multiple elevators or escalators should monitor the use of facilities and avoid activating the devices simultaneously during peak-load hours.
*Try rescheduling inventory replenishment to off-peak hours.
*Avoid using electric boilers during peak-load hours.
*Multi-story car parks should keep vehicles parking as concentrated as possible to maximize energy-saving.
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