Tepco To Raise Electricity Costs By Up To 15%

Tepco will raise the electricity cost for the families (Fukushima-Diary, Jan. 19, 2012):

Tepco will raise the electricity bill for non-corporation consumers by 5~15% to pay for compensation and abandoning the nuclear plants.
Tepco employees were paid bonus last December (Average 300,000JPY) but they claim they will have 600 billion yen of deficit for this March. They assert “If they can’t re-start nuclear plants, they will have 800~900 billion of deficit annually, it can’t be a business.”.

Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Edano refused them to try to raise the electricity bill the end of last year.
However, if Tepco goes bankrupt, they can no longer pay for compensation and abandoning the reactors. Japanese government agreed with Tepco to raise the fee.
Japanese citizens will be compensated from their own electric fee after Tepco steals their own profit.


東電、家庭向け料金も値上げ 政府、合理化条件に容認へ
政府と東京電力は、家庭向け電気料金の値上げについて調整に入った。原発に代わる火力発電の燃料費が収益を圧迫するなか、企業向けの値上げだけでは東電存 続の青写真を描けず、政府も家庭向けの値上げが避けられないとの判断に傾いた。上げ幅は5~15%の間で調整が進むとみられる。




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