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 (Previously announced on September 30, 2011 and December 26, 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, 2011 and who are eligible to permanent indemnification, enter into electricity supply contract in the our supply area.
Payment due date of electricity bill (30 days after the following day of meter reading) will be extended for 18 months (payment for March, 2011), 17 months (payment for April, 2011), 16 months (payment for May, 2011), 15 months (payment for June, 2011), 14 months (payment for July, 2011), 13 months (payment for August, 2011), 12 months (payment for September, 2011), 11 months (payment for October, 2011), 10 months (payment for November, 2011), 9 months (payment for December, 2011), 8 months (payment for January, 2012), 7 months (payment for February, 2012), 6 months (payment for March, 2012), 5 months (payment for April, 2012), 4 months (payment for May, 2012), 3 months (payment for June, 2012), 2 months (payment for July, 2012) and 1 month (payment for August, 2012) respectively.