With less than a month to go until the opening of the Tokyo Olympics, attention is turning to available electricity supply and how much consumers will pay for power during the hottest months of the year.

But while an earlier estimate by the government prompted warnings of tight demand, an industry association that includes utilities and retailers offered a revised estimate that showed a less dire situation, particularly in July.

“We hope that we will be able to ensure a stable supply of electricity without causing any concern, especially due to unplanned power outages and various problems,” Kazuhiro Ikebe, Chairman of the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, said on June 18.