TAIPEI — Taiwan is facing frequent blackouts this summer, exposing the vulnerability of power supplies in Asia’s most important chip-making hub.
Between July 1 and August 29, the island saw 22 power outages affecting 1,000 households or more, with the worst reaching 17,000, according to Nikkei Asia’s analysis of disclosures by state-owned Taiwan Power. 962 houses. The most common causes given for these incidents — which come amid historically high temperatures — include malfunctions of power lines, power transformers and high-voltage cables.
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