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Taiwan nuclear plant closure tests Tsai's energy transition

Island's renewable push will make it hard to regain lost power capacity

The reactor head inside the Taipower Kuosheng nuclear power station unit 2 in in Taiwan. The plant's reactor 1 was shut down last week.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant 2 reactor 1 shut down last week, six months before its scheduled retirement on Dec. 27 due to spent fuel-storage capacity constraints that prevent it from being refueled.

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