The Strategist

Nikkei: Japan may face energy shortages for 1.1 million households

06/06/2022 - 09:00

Japan may be facing its worst energy crisis since the earthquake and tsunami of 2011.

According to Nikkei's calculations, the country might run out of energy comparable to the needs of 1.1 million households in the event of a bad scenario and a harsh winter.

The shutdown of thermal power plants, sluggish restoration of nuclear power plants, and uncertainty about energy purchases from Russia amid the military action in Ukraine are all contributing to the energy crisis.

The entire electrical shortage could exceed 3.5 million kW. This figure will rise by another 4 million kW if Russia bans LNG exports.

In response to the aggression in Ukraine, Japan, along with a number of other countries, has imposed sanctions on Russia.



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