中火一半機組退場? 台電憂夏季用電高峰 除役影響全國 | Taipower warns of power shortage risks

針對報載中市府指出中火近期減產4至5成,全台仍供電穩定,代表中火可除役一半機組。對此台電表示,有三個原因,不宜貿然除役一半機組。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Taichung City Government said on April 25 that the ongoing decommissioning of 40 to 50 percent of Taichung Power Plant won’t impact the electricity production in Taiwan. Yet, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) asked the city government to act cautiously as the decision might have three consequences.

台電指出,第一,貿然除役,將影響「備轉」、「備用」的彈性,增加供電穩定的風險。去年六月後,備轉容量雖然皆維持在6%以上,但因應經濟發展、台商及外商投資台灣等因素,社會各界皆期待台電提升備轉容量至10%。

First, it might affect Taiwan’s electricity supply given the reserve margin of just 6 percent. Authorities expect Taipower, however, to raise the reserve capacity to 10 percent to boost economic development and foreign investment, Taipower said.

第二,近年上線之新機組於當初規畫時,主要考量用電成長及屆齡機組汰舊換新,並非為替代中火機組而設置。台電目前已規畫新設中火燃氣機組,預計113年陸續完成,屆時中火將有4部燃煤機組可轉為備用。

Second, Taipower is currently installing new units to respond to soaring electricity demand. The planned increase in production doesn’t cover the decommissioning of Taichung Power Plant. The company could have four extra units to spare by 2025, Taipower added.

第三,目前中火部分機組歲檢修沒有發電,致使中部地區部分時段用電需求須由其他地區融通支援。但隨著因應夏季用電高峰來臨,中火機組將逐步上線運轉,與全國各地機組共同扛起夏季尖峰供電責任。

Third, the decommissioning of Taichung Power Plant could cause power shortage in the central region, meaning that other regions in Taiwan might have to provide for the shortage of electricity. The problem is that these units will have to make it up for the upcoming increase in electricity consumption during the summer.