Press Release

Press Release

Details of Report to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Concerning Power Supply and Demand Outlook for Winter FY2013

October 01, 2013
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

In response to an order for reports from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (issued on September 27, 2013), Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. has today reported its supply and demand outlook for winter FY2013 to the Ministry.

1 Peak load at generating end

We reported our calculation of the one-time peak load for winter FY2013 (assuming that this winter will be as severely cold as that of FY2011) at 23,550 MW.

This number was derived based on a questionnaire survey that we had just taken as instructed by the national government. We forecast that energy conservation would be about 540 MW this winter and assumed that average demand for the three days of highest demand would be 22,670 MW. Then, we corrected the effects of severe cold, etc., and converted the number to one-time peak load.

2 Supply capacity at generating end

We reported 24,850 MW as the supply capacity in our service area in January 2014.

This figure reflects supplementing electric power of 1,940 MW*, or power that we will provide upon request from other electric power companies that foresee supply shortages, as long as we have the supply capacity to ensure a stable supply in the Chubu Region.

* Amount of supplementing electric power during weekday daytime hours in January 2014.

3 Supply and demand outlook this winter

Our outlook shows that Chubu Electric Power will have the reserve margin used as an indicator of supply stability throughout winter FY2013.

Looking ahead, the national government's Supply and Demand Verification Committee will be verifying the supply and demand outlook for the entire nation. Chubu Electric Power will announce its final supply and demand outlook promptly after the national government completes verification.

Chubu Electric Power will continue to consistently conduct prioritized inspections and maintenance of our power stations and transmission and substation facilities to ensure a stable supply of electricity to our customers.

[Supply and demand balance by month at generating end]

Table of supply and demand balance by month at generating end

*Includes emergency increases in output from thermal power stations.

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