Response to “Non-electric pole” Hurry nationwide power outage

As Typhoon No. 15 caused a series of damage to power poles in Chiba Prefecture, causing a prolonged power outage, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Akabane, buried the wires in the ground at the press conference after the cabinet meeting The idea of ​​urgently responding to the “removing utility pole” nationwide was shown.

Among them, Akabane, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, “We have visited the disaster-affected areas in Chiba Prefecture that were severely damaged by Typhoon No. 15, but the power poles collapsed in many places, causing power outages to continue. Recognized the need for a non-electric pole that is less susceptible to damage. "

On top of that, Minister Akabane said, “We will work to reduce cost, which is an issue, and further accelerate the promotion of non-electric poles in cooperation with local governments and wire managers.” In response to the damage, he expressed his urgent need to respond to the use of utility poles throughout the country.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism is proceeding with a plan to make electricity poles on approximately 2,400 km of roads nationwide, giving priority to emergency transport roads in the event of a disaster for the next three years, for disaster prevention measures and landscape protection.