We deeply apologize to the people of Fukushima and broader society for the tremendous inconvenience and anxiety caused by the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. We also would like to apologize for placing heavy burden on our customers' daily lives and business activities by requesting an electricity rate raise under the current severe economic situation.
Since March 11, 2011, the special measures for electricity bills have been applied upon request to our customers eligible for receiving compensation who evacuated from the evacuation zone in accordance with the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (Previously announced on September 30, December 26, 2011 and March 26, 2012). For the purpose of reducing burden on these customers until the compensation is paid out, the special measures will be partially changed. Our request to add supply conditions not included in the supply provisions developed based on the proviso of Article 21, paragraph 1 of the Electricity Business Act (Special Measures for Electricity Bills Applied to the Customers Eligible for Compensation who Evacuated from the Evacuation Zone in Accordance to the Act on Special Measures Concerning Nuclear Emergency Preparedness) submitted to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry has been approved today.
The following is the outline of the changes made to the special measures for electricity bills.
- Further extension of the electricity bill payment due date at a new residence
Applied upon request to the customers eligible for receiving compensation who evacuated from the evacuation zone after March 11, 2011 in the case of newly concluding an electricity contract in our service area.
The electricity bill payment due date (the 30th day from the following day of the meter reading) is extended as follows.
(Electricity bill of) March 2011: (Payment due date extended for) 24 months, April 2011: 23 months, May 2011: 22 months, June 2011: 21 months, July 2011: 20 months, August 2011: 19 months, September 2011: 18 months, October 2011: 17 months, November 2011: 16 months, December 2011: 15 months, January 2012: 14 months, February 2012: 13 months, March 2012: 12 months, April 2012: 11 months, May 2012: 10 months, June 2012: 9 months, July 2012: 8 months, August 2012: 7 months, September 2012: 6 months, October 2012: 5 months, November 2012: 4 months, December 2012: 3 months, January 2013: 2 months, February 2013: 1 month