Recently the Mainichi News on-line reported the following:
When machine number three in the nuclear power plant of the Hokkaido Electric Power (Hokkaido Tomari-mura) was stopped operation for the periodic inspection on the night of the 5th, it became that all the 50 domestic nuclear power plants had stopped completely.
It was the first time for all the machines to stop in 42 years since the 70s when there were only two nuclear power plants operated for commercial use.
Although the Kansai Electric Power Ooi city nuclear power plant No. 3 or 4 (Fukui prefecture Ooi town) was processing the re-operation procedures, it had not yet obtained local consent; this was the first "zero nuclear power" situation since the oil crisis occurred in the 70s that henceforth nuclear energy became the basic energy source. Summer as a demanding season would be received in this way, knowing that electric power shortage was a concern.
Probably the electric bills of the Japanese would rise this summer.