Press ReleasesNippon Paper Group Reports on Results of Measures for Electric Power Supply and Demand This Summer- Report on the Results of the Deemed Power Saving System
Using the Surplus Power of Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.’s Yatsushiro Mill -
Nippon Paper Group, Inc.
Nippon Paper Group, Inc. (President: Yoshio Haga) is pleased to announce that the Group has achieved its initial electric power saving goal following the country's first employment/implementation of the Deemed Power Saving scheme(*1) specified by the the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry last year in response to the request to save power (from July 2 to September 7) because of the expected electric power shortages this summer.
Utilizing the in-house power generation equipment of Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.'s Yatsushiro Mill (Yatsushiro, Kumamoto) under the Deemed Power Saving system, the Group transmitted approximately 3MW of surplus power to fifteen business sites, comprising eight business sites(*2) in the areas served by Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. and seven business sites in the areas served by Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. during the period from July 2 to September 7.
|Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. :||111%|
|Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. :||112%|
- *1Deemed Power Saving
Deemed Power Saving is a measure specified by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in November 2011 for making use of companies' in-house power generation.(The following is a translation of an excerpt from the document prepared by the Electricity Market Division of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy.) If a customer is requested to save electric power and also wishes to utilize its own in-house power generation equipment or that of its subsidiary or the like located in another area of demand to achieve its power saving goal, the customer will request that the electric company requesting the power saving purchase the surplus power generated by the customer. The electric company requesting the power saving will purchase the surplus power generated privately in another area of demand, and the customer will count the purchased power as saved power to achieve the power saving goal.
- *2In the press release dated June 18 titled "Nippon Paper Group Announces Measures for Electric Power Supply and Demand This Summer," measures had initially been planned to involve seven business sites in the areas served by Kansai Electric Power, but after July 10, when Kansai Electric Power relaxed the power saving goal from 15% to 10%, another business site was added in the areas served by Kansai Electric Power because the Group's Deemed Power Saving is expected to achieve a greater surplus.