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Japan in blackout anguish

2022-07-03T21:16:17.004Z

Tokyo Mayor Yuriko Koike on Monday placed her city on "electricity shortage alert". In Tokyo “ Let's save energy !”: for the first time in seven years, the government calls on the Japanese to moderate their use of electricity during the summer. This campaign opens as Tokyo lived for a week in fear of the blackout. The mayor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, had indeed placed her city on Monday " alert to the shortage of electricity" as the " reserve ratio» of the electricity network was a



In Tokyo

Let's save energy

!”: for the first time in seven years, the government calls on the Japanese to moderate their use of electricity during the summer.

This campaign opens as Tokyo lived for a week in fear of the blackout.

The mayor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, had indeed placed her city on Monday "

alert to the shortage of electricity"

as the "

reserve ratio

» of the electricity network was approaching 3%, the threshold below which supply is no longer guaranteed.

To avoid breakdowns, it asked its constituents to limit their consumption, in particular during the very energy-intensive period from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

No effort was too small for this former Minister of the Environment: limit the use of elevators and photocopiers, dim the lighting, do not use the iron or the kettle, cap the air conditioning at 28°C…

At the town hall, setting an example, civil servants worked in semi-darkness, their faces…

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Source: lefigaro

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