Power crunch warning to be lifted at 6 p.m.

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The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry building in Tokyo

The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry announced Thursday that it will lift the power crunch warning that it had issued for four consecutive days in the service area of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. at 6 p.m.

The supply-demand situation is expected to improve due to the restart of a 600-megawatt unit at JERA Co.’s Anegasaki Thermal Power Station in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture. JERA is a joint venture established by TEPCO and Chubu Electric Power Co.