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aiwan Power Co., the island's biggest electricity producer and monopoly grid operator, is considering adding as many as 10 reactors to existing nuclear power plants to cut its reliance on coal and gas.
The utility's grid has the capacity to accommodate two additional reactors at its No. 2 nuclear power station, Vice President Hsu Hwai-chiung said in an interview in Taipei county yesterday, without giving a timeline. The company's No. 3 and No. 4 nuclear plants also have space for new units, he said.
The island has three nuclear stations in operation and one under construction. Without adding reactors, Taiwan Power, known as Taipower, will need to build new coal-fired or natural gas-fueled power plants to meet rising