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Kyuden Expects Enough Power for Summer

On Apr. 9, Kyushu Electric Power announced that it expects to have 3% excess capacity this summer even if its nuclear power plants do not resumes operations. The 3% mark is considered the minimum amount of excess capacity required to ensure a stable power supply. Adding power transferred from other companies and assuming its coal-fired plants operate at full capacity, Kyuden says it will be able to provide 16.59 million kWh of electricity this summer. This exceeds the company’s anticipated maximum requirement of 16.1 million kW which is based on the summer being as hot as it was in 2010. Last summer, Kyuden and the national government requested consumers to conserve at least 10% more power than in 2010, but no targets have been set for this summer. The company may still need to ask consumers to conserve power since any unforeseen stoppages at its plants will results in power shortages. Source: Nishinippon Shimbun, Apr. 10

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Published: Apr 10, 2013 / Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017