Residents of Tokyo, Japan have got some relief as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on May 16, 2014 said that it will not set the power saving targets during the summer. After the March 11, 2014 disaster, the government has set numerical power-saving targets in the summers of 2011 and 2012 but could not do it in 2013.
All of the Japan’s nuclear reactors have remained offline and the government is still concerned that there might be a power shortage in the country. The Ministry said that the power supplies will be tight but it does not expect blackouts. The companies are being encouraged by the Ministry to shift the working hours during this summer.
Some of the employees will be working nights and holidays so as to cope with the peak hour rush. After the rush hour, the stations will switch off some of the escalators and station lights. In western Japan the power supply is expected to be the tightest as this is where the utilities relied on the nuclear energy.
Blackouts will be avoided as the companies will swap among themselves to maintain the power supply. Kyushu Electric in a statement said that the power supply is likely to be the tightest in western Japan where the utilities relied on nuclear energy.
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