In 1918 (Year 7 of the Taisho regime), the Office of the Governor-General proposed the Sun Moon Lake Hydroelectric Power Plan. The following year, the Office established the Taiwan Power Company, and began the construction of the plant. The construction process came to a halt due to a lack of funds, and the construction project was then revised in 1930 (Year 5 of the Showa regime). The power plant was completed in 1934 (Year 9 of the Showa regime), lifting the electricity supply of the island to 350,000 kilowatts, which had a profound effect on both the development of industry and the lives of ordinary people in Taiwan.

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