It has been extremely hot for 30 days within the jurisdiction of TEPCO, and the government is continuing the "Electricity Supply and Demand Tight Warning" due to the increase in electricity demand.



On the other hand, the thermal power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, which supplies power to the TEPCO jurisdiction, has stopped operation due to a problem, and is aiming to reduce the output and resume operation by the evening.

In the Kanto region, it has been extremely hot for 30 days, and it is expected to be a dangerous heat that reaches 40 degrees locally.



The use of air conditioners is increasing, and electricity demand is expected to be the highest level in June since the Great East Japan Earthquake.



For this reason, the government has continued to issue the "Electricity Supply and Demand Tight Warning" within the jurisdiction of TEPCO for 30 days.



In order to secure the power supply capacity, the thermal power plant in Chiba Prefecture, which had been shut down due to aging within the jurisdiction of TEPCO, restarted before 11:00 am.

On the other hand, Joban Joint Thermal Power Nakoso Thermal Power Station Unit 9 in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, which supplies power to the jurisdiction of TEPCO, stopped operation at around 3:00 am on the 30th due to equipment trouble.



The output of Unit 9 is 600,000 kW, and it supplies about half of the power for 300,000 kW to the TEPCO jurisdiction.



According to the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, it aims to reduce the output by about half and restart the operation by the evening time when the supply and demand becomes severe.



The government is urging households and businesses under the jurisdiction of TEPCO to save as much electricity as possible while paying close attention to heat stroke from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and using air conditioners properly.

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isozaki "Cooperation for power saving within a reasonable range"

At a press conference, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Isozaki said, "We have been continuing the" Electricity Supply and Demand Tight Warning "for four consecutive days with the expectation that the electricity supply and demand situation will be severe today. I would like to ask for your continued cooperation in saving electricity within a reasonable range, such as turning off the lights that are not in use, while paying close attention not to get sick. "



In addition, regarding the fact that the thermal power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, which supplies power to the jurisdiction of TEPCO, stopped operation due to equipment trouble, "I heard that a part of the power will be restored before this evening. I would like to make a decision on future measures while paying close attention to. "

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