In order to be prepared for various risks, such as the shutdown of large-capacity power sources or large-scale disasters, we make consistent efforts to ensure supply capability, improve our facilities and equipment, and take appropriate measures to prevent disasters.
The operation of Shika Nuclear Power Station has been suspended for a prolonged period, compelling us to operate our thermal power stations at high utilization rates. In order to ensure our supply capability under these circumstances, we take every possible measure to inspect the facilities, including petitioning the national government for deferred regular inspection periods, shortening the inspection periods, and conducting short mid-term inspections, as well as avoiding the peak periods of demand in summer and winter as much as possible for inspection dates.
With the aim of improving our preparedness and responsiveness for large-scale disasters, as well as confirming cooperation with the back-office operation team, we conduct an annual field training exercise for responding to emergency disasters.
We also conduct various other exercises, including ones conducted in collaboration with Japan's Self-Defense Forces, such as establishing a base meeting place and accepting the recovery support team, thus striving to promote mutual cooperation on a day-to-day basis for smooth teamwork in the event of disasters.