Solar Power Output Control Implemented Again in Kyushu

Economy

Fukuoka, Oct. 21 (Jiji Press)--Kyushu Electric Power Co. <9508> implemented solar power output control in the Kyushu southwestern Japan region again on Sunday to ease a supply-demand imbalance.

On the day, the supply of solar power was forecast to increase while electricity demand was seen falling as many factories planned to stop operations, raising the risk of a massive blackout due to a severe supply-demand imbalance.

At the request of Kyushu Electric, solar power producers stopped supplying electricity. The output control was fourth of its kind, following those on Oct. 13 and 14 and Saturday.

On Sunday, solar power output was reduced by up to 930,000 kilowatts, the biggest amount among the four occasions.

This time, Kyushu Electric implemented the output control also on the Kagoshima Prefecture island of Tanegashima, taking the step on a remote island for the first time.

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