Taiwan shuns possibility of a fourth nuclear power plant

This is despite current power shortage.

According to the Central News Agency, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) said Wednesday that despite the current power shortage in Taiwan, the government has no immediate plans to introduce power rationing nor is it considering opening the fourth nuclear power plant that has been mothballed since 2014.

At a press conference, Deputy Chief of the MOEA's Bureau of Energy Lee Chun-li said the government is doing its best to maintain a stable electricity supply.

However, the option of putting into operation the fourth nuclear power plant in New Taipei is not even on the table, he said, responding to a question about the demand in some sectors of society for the plant to be opened.

Work on the almost completed fourth nuclear power plant was halted in 2014 and the facility was mothballed amid anti-nuclear protests around the country.