Title: Power use falls; reactors unneeded
Source: The Japan Times
Author: JUN HONGO
Date: Aug. 22, 2012
July saw 6.3% drop in demand despite heat amid efforts to save
Sales by 10 major power utilities in July dropped by 6.3 percent due to a decline in demand, the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan has revealed.
some say the numbers prove that last month’s reactivation of two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture may have been unnecessary.
Rolling blackouts are to be implemented if necessary this summer in the Kansai region and Kyushu, but so far none has been needed.
The decline in electricity demand also came even though higher than average temperatures were recorded nationwide last month, according to the Meteorological Agency.
“The data are solid proof that Japan can supply enough electricity even without any nuclear power generation” -Hideyuki Koyama, executive director of Mihama no Kai, which opposes Kepco’s nuclear power use
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Published: August 22nd, 2012 at 1:37 am ET