Kyushu Electric Announces Plans for Rolling Blackouts

06/28/2012 12:27 No Comments

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:
http://www.kyuden.co.jp/en_index.html

Overview of planned outages
http://www.kyuden.co.jp/library/pdf/kt/en_notice.pdf

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