We sincerely express our apologies for great inconvenience and worry
caused by our nuclear power plant accident to the people in the area near
the power plant as well as the people in the entire society.
Since March 11, 2011 we have taken special measures for the electricity
bills for the customers who have evacuated from the areas to which
evacuation orders etc. have been directed, based on the Act on Special
Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness and who are eligible to
permanent indemnification, if those customers apply for the measures
(announced on September 30, 2011). In order to continue to mitigate the
financial burden for the period until permanent indemnification for the
customers, we have hereby decided to partially modify contents of the
Special Measures and therefore we have applied, to Ministry of Economy,
Trade and Industry, for and have acquired an approval today for setting
exceptional conditions of electricity supply (Special Measures for the
customers who have evacuated from the areas to which evacuation order etc.
have been directed, based on the Act on Special Measures Concerning
Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, and who are eligible to permanent
indemnification) to General Supply Provisions, based on a proviso of
Section I of Article 21 of Electricity Business Act.
The contents of the partial modifications are as follows:
--Further extension of payment due date at the new addresses.
This will be applied based on the customers' offer, in the case that the
customers who have evacuated from the area to which evacuation order etc.
have been directed from March 11 and who are eligible to permanent
indemnification, enter into electricity supply contract in the our
Payment due date of electricity bill (30 days after the following day of
meter reading) will be extended for 12 months (payment for March, 2011),
11 months (payment for April, 2011), 10 months (payment for May, 2011),
9 months (payment for June, 2011), 8 months (payment for July, 2011), 7
months (payment for August, 2011), 6 months (payment for September, 2011),
5 months (payment for October, 2011), 4 months (payment for November,
2011), 3 months (payment for December, 2011), 2 months (payment for
January, 2012) and 1 month (payment for February, 2012) respectively.