Kansai Electric Power Company

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The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated (Japanese: 関西電力株式会社, Kansai Denryoku kabushiki gaisha, KEPCO), also known as Kanden (関電), is an electric utility with its operational area of Kansai region, Japan (including the Keihanshin megalopolis).

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The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated
Native name
Kansai Denryoku kabushiki gaisha
TypePublic (Kabushiki gaisha)
IndustryElectric utility
  • Kansai Haiden
  • Nippon Hassoden KK
FoundedOsaka, Japan (1 May 1951 (1951-05-01))
HeadquartersNakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
Area served
Key people
  • Shosuke Mori (Chair)
  • Makoto Yagi (President)
ProductsElectrical power
RevenueIncrease ¥2,811,424 million (FY 2011)[* 1]
Decrease ¥-229,388 million (FY 2011)[* 1]
Decrease ¥-242,257 million (FY 2011)[* 1]
Total assetsIncrease ¥7,521,352 million (FY 2011)[* 1]
Total equityDecrease ¥1,529,843 million (FY 2011)[* 1]
Number of employees
32,961 (consolidated, as of 31 March 2012)
  • Kansai Transmission & Distribution, Inc.
  • OPTAGE Inc.
  • Kansai Amenix Co.
Footnotes / references
  1. "Financial Release for the year ended March 31, 2012" (PDF). The Kansai Electric Power Company, Inc. 27 April 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
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The Kansai region is Japan's second-largest industrial area, and in normal times, its most nuclear-reliant. Before the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a band of 11 nuclear reactors – north of the major cities Osaka and Kyoto – supplied almost 50 percent of the region's power. As of January 2012, only one of those reactors was still running.[1] In March 2012, the last reactor was taken off the powergrid.