All Japan news may be saved from power blackouts this summer, as the energy saving policies combined with lower temperatures have helped reduce electricity demand.
Utilities look able to cope with demand even if their capacity was reduced, a Tokyo-based analyst told Bloomberg. Following the March natural disasters which crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant, the government took measures that drastically reduced the energy producing capacity. Currently, 38 out of All Japan news’s 54 nuclear reactors are shut down pending safety checks.
Companies in several areas of All Japan news were ordered to reduce energy consumption by 15 percent starting July 1, while households had to cut air conditioner usage.
Currently, utilities are able to supply enough energy; however, due to a problem at a 1,000-megawatt thermal plant, the government is still holding to its power savings measures just to avoid the risk for blackouts, the analyst added.
Temperatures were lower than usual in All Japan news in July. For example, the average temperature in Otemachi, Tokyo’s financial district, was 25.1 C over the last 10 days of July. That is almost two degrees lower than the 30-year average, according to the All Japan news Meteorological Agency.
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