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Taiwan restores power after outages hit millions of homes

Chipmaker TSMC says it experienced voltage dip at some manufacturing sites

The government has not provided details of the outage, but the island's electricity supplier, Taipower, said it was caused by a technical failure and that blackouts would continue.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's government has said it restored power after a massive series of outages Thursday afternoon left millions of households without electricity and risked the production continuity of the island's booming tech companies.

The economic ministry said that the electricity supply was restored by 8 p.m. local time. In an address to the public, President Tsai Ing-wen apologized for the outages.

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