• Chunichi Shimbun

  • SHARE

More so-called new power providers, which entered the electricity retail market after it was liberalized in 2000, are withdrawing from or downsizing their business — unable to withstand the recent sharp rise in fuel prices.

Some municipalities that have contracts with such providers have seen their electricity supplies halted, so have had to look for other suppliers, and there have been cases in which even major utility companies like Chubu Electric Power Co. have refused to sign new contracts with high-energy-use clients.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)