Hokuriku Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Company established on April 1, 2020, supplies electricity through integrated, transmission and distribution systems.
Working to Ensure Stable Supply as a Responsible Power Transmission and Distribution Company
In April of 2020, we will be splitting off our power transmission and distribution company, but we will continue as always to achieve our mission of providing a stable supply of electric power, through planned replacements of power transmission and distribution equipment, appropriate power supply and demand control, and other efforts.
In recent years, large-scale power outages have become more common due to natural disasters; alongside steady efforts to restore power to customers faster, we also continue to make use of new technologies, such as AI and the Internet of Things, to help make our work more efficient. In addition, we remain committed to fairness, neutrality, and transparency, as we work to continue to earn all customers’ trust.
We look forward to continuing to provide a steady supply of electric power as always, while also using the technology and know-how that we have developed over the years in power transmission and distribution to contribute to the further development of the Hokuriku region.
Hokuriku Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Company
Date of Establishment
April 1, 2020
Toyama, Ishikawa and Fukui (excluding some districts), and a part of Gifu
Corporate Resources and Facilities
(April 1, 2020)
|Capital (billions of yen)||100|
|Number of employees||2,300|
(March 31, 2019)
|Capital (billions of yen)||100|
|Transmission facilities (line length in km)||3,325|
|Transformation facilities (thousands of kVA)||31,167|
|Distribution facilities (conductor length in km)||43,451|
Head Office and Branches
|Head Office:||15-1 Ushijima-cho, Toyama-shi 930-8687, Japan|
|Toyama Branch:||13-15 Ushijima-cho, Toyama-shi 930-0858, Japan|
|Ishikawa Branch:||6-11 Shimohonda-machi, Kanazawa-shi 920-0993, Japan|
|Fukui Branch:||1-4-1 Hinode, Fukui-shi 910-0859, Japan|
When the Electricity Does Not Turn on
1. When the power is off for your home only
Check the circuit breakers on the distribution board in your home first. You may be able to restore power by operating the breakers.
If any of the circuit breakers is turned off, turn all of them on after unplugging all electric appliances in use in your home.
If you are not able to restore power even after switching the circuit breakers on, please inquire the caretaker of your apartment or housing complex first.
- Are you sure you are not using too much electricity at once?
The maximum amount of electricity consumption at any given time is pre-determined for each household. If your circuit breaker trips frequently, you are advised to consult the caretaker of your home.
2. When the power is out in your entire neighborhood
A power failure may have occurred due to a natural disaster (forced outage) or electrical works (power stoppage for work). Please switch off all electric appliances in use and wait for the power to turn back on.
If you need to contact us urgently, please call us at the number below with someone who speaks Japanese. Hokuriku Electric Network Service Center: 0120-837119
The distribution board distributes the electricity delivered to your home to different rooms in your house. It also assumes other important functions such as shutting off the electric current when you use too much electricity and preventing electric leakage accidents.
Make sure to check the location and mechanism of the distribution board in your home as a precaution against emergencies.
- 1) Breaker for contracted ampere capacity
- The electric current (ampere) that you can use at a given time is determined by the contract we have signed with you. The breaker is automatically activated when the electric current exceeds the contracted ampere capacity.
- 2) Earth leakage breaker
- The earth leakage breaker instantly detects any electric leakage caused by malfunction of wiring or electric appliances in your home and automatically shuts down electricity to prevent electric shock accidents and fire.
- 3) Leakage indicator button
- 4) Switch
- When there is a leakage indicator button ... -> Press the button and flip the switch upward.
- When there is no leakage indicator button ... -> Flip the switch upward after pressing it downward.
- When the switch falls back down after flipping it upward ... -> Contact our company.
- 5) Test button
- When activated, the test button produces conditions identical to leakage to check if the breaker functions normally.
- 6) Circuit breaker
- Electrical wiring distributes power to different rooms or sections because there are limits to the amount of electricity that can flow safely. The molded case circuit breaker works to protect the safety of the individual electrical wiring.