As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

National Nov 19, 2019

As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

After recent typhoons ravaged the nation's power grid and disrupted services to almost 1.4 million customers, the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in storage systems, seeking to marry batteries with existing rooftop solar capacity to create backup electricity networks. The backbone would be the ...

Tepco to expand services to cover almost all of Japan

Business / Corporate Nov 12, 2019

Tepco to expand services to cover almost all of Japan

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., known as Tepco, said Tuesday the group will sell electricity to households across Japan, with the exception of Okinawa Prefecture, from Wednesday. The group hopes to acquire customers in new regional markets while keeping users who leave the greater ...

National Sep 25, 2019

Over 100 Chiba households to remain without power

A total of 127 households in Chiba Prefecture are expected to remain without electricity until at least Friday due to the damage caused by Typhoon Faxai earlier this month, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Wednesday. The homes are in areas where electricity workers ...

Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

National Sep 13, 2019

Chiba blackouts might last another two weeks, Tepco unit says

Tepco Power Grid Inc. said Friday that the blackouts in Chiba Prefecture caused by Typhoon Faxai could last another two weeks, leaving residents and a local mayor debilitated and frustrated. The new timetable delivers another blow to residents deprived of air conditioners near the end ...