Prime Minister Kishida’s “power saving point” is interesting, but the reason why the electricity bill is inevitable | Takahiro Suzuki who thought about it this week | Diamond Online

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Is it profitable to save electricity?
Meaning of “substantially reducing” electricity bills

The House of Councilors election has been announced, and the election contest is in full swing. Now, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is putting the most effort into the issue of price increases. Above all, it seems that he is most concerned about the problem of “rising electricity bills”. The topic is the “point reduction system for reducing electricity bills,” which was launched under the leadership of the Prime Minister.

But how effective can this measure be? Furthermore, when thinking about “why the electricity bill is rising in the first place”, another problem that Japanese people must be prepared for emerges.

At the first meeting of the government’s Price, Wages, and Living Comprehensive Measures Headquarters convened by Prime Minister Kishida, the Prime Minister announced a policy of “creating a system that gives points that can be widely used according to the efficiency of utilization” regarding electricity bills. did.

This is a mechanism called “demand response” by electric power companies, which requests that electricity usage be saved during times and times when the supply and demand of electricity is likely to be tight.

Demand response had already been done for companies, but in preparation for the tight electricity demand this summer, we decided to create a system for general households as well. It seems that TEPCO, Chubu Electric Power, Tokyo Gas, etc. are already ready to give back to households that have contributed to power saving from this July.

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