Hokkaido Electric applies for additional 17% rate hike

Jul 31, 2014

Hokkaido Electric applies for additional 17% rate hike

Hokkaido Electric Power Co. on Thursday became the first utility to seek its second rate hike since March 2011, applying for permission to charge households around 17 percent more starting this fall. In its application to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the ...

Jul 8, 2014

Quake shakes Hokkaido; no tsunami warning

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck Hokkaido on Tuesday evening, but no tsunami alert was issued, the Meteorological Agency said. The 6:05 p.m. quake originated in the southern Ishikari region and the focus of the quake was shallow, the agency said. ...

Hokkaido utility eyes raising its rates again

Feb 18, 2014

Hokkaido utility eyes raising its rates again

Amid rising fuel costs for thermal power generation due to the prolonged suspension of its Tomari nuclear plant, Hokkaido Electric Power Co. announced it will apply to raise electricity rates. Among the six utilities that raised rates following the March 2011 start of the ...