Press Release

Press Release

Details of Report to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Concerning Power Supply and Demand Outlook for Winter FY2012

October 12, 2012
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

In response to an order for reports from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (issued on October 09, 2012), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. has today reported its supply and demand outlook for winter FY2012 to the Ministry.

[Peak load at generating end]

We reported our calculation of the one-time peak load for January 2013 (assuming that this winter will be as severely cold as that of FY2011) at 23,670 MW.

To calculate this one-time peak load, we forecasted approximate energy savings of 650 MW (extrapolated from the results of this summer's energy conservation measures by customers, etc.) and estimated a monthly maximum power three-day average of 22,810 MW, with the latter value corrected to allow for severe cold, etc.

[Supply capacity at generating end]

We reported that our supply capacity to our region in January 2013 would be 24,800 MW*, with a 4.8% reserve margin relative to peak load.

*This includes emergency increased output from thermal power stations.

The expected start-up of commercial operations at Joetsu Thermal Power Station Unit No. 1-2(output 595 MW) in January 2013 will add to our supply capacity. This will allow us to supply approximately 450 MW of power on weekday daytimes at the request of other power companies forecasting supply shortfalls.

With an 8.3% reserve margin relative to the monthly maximum power three-day average, we expect that a stable power supply will be maintained.

The government will now review the national power supply and demand outlook for winter FY2012. We will publish our finalized outlook as soon as possible following the completion of the government review.

We will prioritize inspection and maintenance of our power generation, transmission and conversion facilities in order to ensure that we can continue to deliver a stable supply of power to our customers throughout winter FY2012


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