Summer power-saving period ends in three regions
The government on Friday ended a two-month campaign in the Kansai, Shikoku and Chubu regions to conserve electricity.
The campaign was implemented by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on July 2 to avert a power shortfall. A 10% reduction target was set for areas covered by KEPCO and Kyushu Electric Power Co, while the goal was a 5% reduction in the area serviced by Shikoku Electric Power Co, Sankei Shimbun reported.
In Kansai, the restart of two nuclear reactors at the Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture helped avert a shortfall there, Kansai Electric Power (KEPCO) officials said, according to Sankei.
The ministry said the nation got through the summer months without any blackouts.