Mar 18, 2016

Power sales fell for 10th straight month in February

Electricity sales by the nation’s 10 major power suppliers in February dropped 1.7 percent year on year to 72,893 million kilowatt-hours, down for the 10th consecutive month, an industry group said Friday. The decrease reflects a fall in demand for electricity for heating following ...

May 25, 2015

All major power, gas suppliers to cut rates for July

All 10 major electricity firms and four gas suppliers plan to cut their rates for July to reflect lower fuel and liquefied natural gas prices. The monthly electricity bill of an average household is expected to fall some ¥300 from the previous month to ...

May 12, 2015

Kepco to raise household electricity rate by 8.36%

Kansai Electric Power Co. will raise the amount it charges households for electricity by an average of 8.36 percent starting June 1, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday. Higher imported fossil fuel costs are weighing on the firm’s earnings in the absence of nuclear ...

Apr 23, 2015

Sendai reactor restart 'unrealistic,' regulator says

Kyushu Electric Power Co. has been forced to review restart plans for the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai Nuclear Power Plant a day after a court ruling paved the way for the move. The plant, in Kagoshima Prefecture, was set to be restarted ...

Nov 2, 2014

After nationwide blackout, Bangladesh's power supply is restored

Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said. The country’s energy grid was fully restored, and any further problems that may ...

Aug 21, 2014

10 utilities to cut October electricity rates

All 10 of the nation’s regional power utilities plan to cut electricity prices in October, it was learned Wednesday, stretching the streak to four consecutive months as prices for liquefied natural gas and other fossil fuels continue to decline. Surcharges based on the government’s ...

Mar 29, 2014

Utility rates to reach record highs in May

All 10 major power utilities and four major gas firms say they plan to raise rates to new records in May to reflect the consumption tax hike and high fuel prices. All 14 announced Friday they will raise rates for a fourth straight month, ...