Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is the largest electric power company in Japan and the largest privately owned electric utility in the world. TEPCO supplies electricity to meet the increasingly diversified and sophisticated demands of its over 27.7million customers in the 39,500 square-kilometer service area that includes metropolitan Tokyo, the political, economic, and cultural center of Japan, and eight prefectures surrounding Tokyo.
As of March 31, 2005, TEPCO has the total assets of 13,101 billion yen, 38,510 employees, and the total generating capacity of 64,300MW. During fiscal year 2004, ended on March 31, 2005, TEPCO sold 286,741 million kWh of electricity.
In order to secure a stable and reliable supply of electricity, TEPCO has diversified major energy sources ranging from hydroelectric, oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG), to nuclear. To meet the increasing demand for electric power and to raise operational efficiency, TEPCO invested about 464 billion-yen for reinforcement of generation and transmission facilities in fiscal year 2004. In response to diversified customer needs, TEPCO has been aggressively participating in the development of systems for efficient use of energy in urban redevelopment projects, and in information and telecommunications services.