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Press Release (Nov 01, 2013)Supply and Demand Outlook for the Winter of FY2013

We greatly appreciate your understanding and cooperate in saving electricity after the Tohoku-Chihou-Taiheiyou-Oki Earthquake. We would like to announce the power supply and demand outlook for the winter of FY2013.

With the effectiveness of electricity saving taken into account, the electricity demand in January and February in which high demand is expected, is estimated to reach respectively 48.7 GW (assuming regular winter temperature) or 49.2 GW (assuming an severely cold winter as in FY2011).

As for the supply, the power supply capacity is estimated to be respectively 54.16 GW in January and 54.24 GW in February, as a result of the stable progress in developing new power sources such as Hirono Thermal Power Station (Rated power; 0.6 GW: Fuel; coal) and Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station (Rated power; 1.0 GW: Fuel; coal). Based on this estimate, reserve power of 4.96 GW and reserve margin of 10.1% will be secured in January, which will ensure stable power supply, even if it is as severely cold as in FY2011.

At the "Meeting on power supply and demand" and the "Conference on energy and environmental issues" held by the government today, it was stated that "Though electricity saving in general "which imposes no numerical targets "is requested all over Japan*1 (except for the service area of the Okinawa Electric Power Company), the established electricity saving value estimated by the government*2 is provided as a guide for the purpose of ensuring electricity saving among customers". We would like to ask our customers to continue reasonable effort in saving electricity.

We will continue our utmost efforts in maintaining stable power supply by securing power supply including stable operation and maintenance of the power facilities.

*1 Period of electricity saving requested by the government: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on weekdays (except for December 30-31 and January 2-3) during the period from Monday, December 2, 2013 to Monday, March 31, 2014.

*2 Minus 7.5% compared to FY 2010.

Attachment: Breakdown of Power Supply and Demand Outlook for the Winter of 2013 (PDF 15.5KB)

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