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Kyushu Electric Announces Plans for Rolling Blackouts

Kyushu Electric released details of its plans for rolling blackouts this summer in the event of a power shortage. If the utility anticipates their surplus supply capacity will disappear, they will give two hours advance notice for a rolling blackout. They have divided the region into 60 groups, and will cut off electricity to a maximum of 10 groups for two hours each in sequence. There would be only one blackout in each group per day.

Here are some useful links:

Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. – English Website:

Overview of planned outages

Published: Jun 28, 2012 / Last Updated: Jun 29, 2012