2022.05.27 20:00Nation

東電管内、冬に電力不足 停電回避へ対策強化―経産省


2022.05.27 20:00Nation

Japan Power Supply Situation Seen Worsening in Summer

The electricity supply situation is likely to worsen in many parts of Japan in summer, the industry ministry said Friday.
   In the event of an extremely hot summer, the reserve rate, or the margin of electricity supply capacity over demand, is expected to fall to 3.8 pct in five regions in July, the ministry said.
   The projection for the central to southwestern regions covered by Hokuriku Electric Power Co. , Kansai Electric Power Co. , Chugoku Electric Power Co. , Shikoku Electric Power Co. and Kyushu Electric Power Co. worsened from the previous forecast of 5 pct.
   In the areas serviced by Tohoku Electric Power Co. , Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and Chubu Electric Power Co. , the ministry kept its forecast of 3.1 pct unchanged.
   The figures in the regions are very close to 3 pct, the minimum level required for a stable supply.