Ministry of Economic Affairs says the current supply imbalance needs to be addressed urgently with the new plant's help.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs backed a disputed plan to build a coal-fired power plant in New Taipei City after it said that the nation's current regional power supply imbalance must be resolved.
State-owned Taiwan Power is planning to build a coal-fired plant on the site of the old Shenao Power Plant which was demolished in 2011.
Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin emphasised that it is necessary to build the facility as electricity supply is at risk of being unstable.
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