Tokyo Japan Blackout Power Schedule March 29 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co. <9501> said Monday that it will skip rolling blackouts on Tuesday.

It will be the first time for the company to forgo scheduled outages fully on a business day since the program began on March 14.

On Tuesday, power demand for heating is expected to fall during the peak hours in the early evening as the day’s weather is likely to be warm, the firm said.

Tokyo Electric Power on Monday carried out rolling blackouts in some parts of Tochigi, Saitama and Chiba Prefectures, affecting a total of 1.55 million households. Outages planned for the day in other parts of the firm’s service area were cancelled.

At a news conference, Executive Vice President Takashi Fujimoto said the company will be able to skip rolling blackouts more frequently if the weather becomes warmer.

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