TEPCO’s Jurisdiction “Electricity supply and demand tight warning” Continued the Strictest in 4 Days.
Within the jurisdiction of TEPCO, it is expected that the heat will be fierce for 30 days, and the “reserve rate”, which indicates the surplus power supply capacity, is expected to be the toughest level in the last 4 days during the evening hours. They will continue the “Electricity Supply and Deman Tight Warning” and very cautious about heat stroke and are seeking to save as much electricity as possible while using air conditioners properly.
In the Kanto region intense heat is expected to be the highest in June since the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The government expects that the “reserve rate”, which indicates the surplus power supply within the jurisdiction of TEPCO, will drop from 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm to 3.2%, the toughest level in the last four days.
For this reason, we will continue to issue the “Electricity Supply and Deman 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, is scheduled to restart from the 30th within the jurisdiction of TEPCO.
In addition, TEPCO wants to avoid strains by pumping water from dams in Gunma and Yamanashi Prefectures to high places and making maximum use of pumped storage power plants that generate electricity using the flow of water.
The government is demanding that households and businesses under the Jurisdiction of TEPCO be wary of heat stroke from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm and save as much electricity as possible while using air conditioner properly.