Hokkaido Electric to execute second price hike in November

Oct 10, 2014

Hokkaido Electric to execute second price hike in November

Hokkaido Electric Power Co. will raise electricity prices for households on Nov. 1, the industry ministry said Friday, as rising fossil fuel costs weigh on the utility's earnings following the loss of nuclear power. Prices will be 12.43 percent higher during the five months through ...

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 utility ...

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. The quake ...