We would like to thank you for your great understanding and cooperation in
the efforts to save electricity this summer as a result of the shutdowns
at many power stations after Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyo-Oki Earthquake on March
11 this year.
This is to inform you that we have summarized the supply and demand forecast
for this winter.
This winter, there will be some minus factors such as the regular
inspection of Unit 5 at Kashiwazaki-Kriwa Nuclear Power Station. On the
other hand, there will be several plus factors such as the recovery of the
common thermal power stations which suffered the earthquake. As a result,
we expect to secure 54.9 million kW (at the end of December), 54.6 million
kW (at the end of January), 53.7 million kW (at the end of February) supply
Compared to the maximum demand in the last winter, which is 51.5 million kW,
we will have 2.2 - 3.4 million kW generation reserve margin.
As described above, we expect to maintain stable power supply this winter,
however, as there remains possibilities of unplanned shutdowns at our power
stations and growth in the demand according to the rapid change in the
temperature, we would like to ask your reasonable effort to save electricity.
We will continue to make our efforts to maintain stable operation and
maintenance of the power facilities in order to "prevent in principle" the
planned blackouts and secure power supply.
Attachment: Characteristics of power demand in winter (PDF 14.5KB)
Appendix: Efficient ways to use electricity in winter (PDF 390KB)