日本敦促3700萬人關燈

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日本敦促3700萬人關燈

日本政府敦促東京及其周邊地區的人們周一減少用電,因為它警告說,由於該國面臨熱浪,電力供應將變得緊張。

該部在周日的一份聲明中說,周一下午,東京和周邊八個縣的過剩發電能力預計將下降到3.7%。它認為3%的緩衝對於穩定的電力供應是必要的。

政府要求人們從東京時間15:00(北京時間7:00)起關閉不必要的燈光三個小時,同時 "在高溫時段適當使用空調和補充水分"。

"它說:"如果需求增加,突然出現供應問題,儲備保證金將低於3%的最低要求。

本月早些時候,日本政府呼籲家庭和公司在7月至9月的夏季儘可能多地節省電力。

上周末,位於東京西北部85公里的日本城市伊勢崎,錄得該國6月份有史以來的最高溫度。

與此同時,日本公共廣播公司NHK報道,截至周日下午,東京有46人因懷疑中暑而被送往醫院。

它還說,在附近的川越市,一名94歲的老人被懷疑已經死於這種情況。

此前,澳大利亞官員敦促新南威爾士州--包括該國最大城市悉尼--的家庭在面臨能源危機的情況下關燈。對澳大利亞能源批發市場的限制在上周末被取消了。


Japan's government has urged people in Tokyo and its surrounding area to use less electricity on Monday, as it warned that supplies will be strained as the country faces a heatwave.

In a statement on Sunday, the ministry said that excess generating capacity for electricity was expected to drop to 3.7% on Monday afternoon in Tokyo and eight surrounding prefectures. It views a buffer of 3% as necessary for stable power supply.

The government asked people to turn off unnecessary lights for three hours from 15:00 Tokyo time (07:00 BST) while "properly using air conditioning and hydrating during hot hours".

"If there is an increase in demand and sudden supply troubles, the reserve margin will fall below the minimum required of 3%," it said.

Earlier this month, the Japanese government called on households and companies to save as much electricity as possible during its summer season from July to September.

Over the weekend, the Japanese city of Isesaki, which is 85 kilometres northwest of Tokyo, recorded the highest temperature that the country has ever seen in June.

Meanwhile, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported that 46 people in Tokyo had been taken to hospital for suspected heatstroke, as of Sunday afternoon.

It also said a 94-year-old man in the nearby Kawagoe city was suspected to have died from the condition.

The news comes after Australian officials urged households in New South Wales - a state which includes the country's biggest city Sydney - to switch off their lights in the face of an energy crisis. Restrictions on the Australian wholesale energy market were lifted late last week.

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