"Businesses and local governments, particularly in western Japan, have begun formulating plans to conserve electricity in anticipation of expected power shortages this summer. However, there is frustration because it is unclear how large the electricity shortfalls will be.
With the shutting down of the No. 3 reactor of Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s Tomari nuclear power plant Saturday, the country has no nuclear power plants in operation. Although reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear power plant may be restarted in the near future, other reactors remain idle, raising fears of severe summer electricity shortages."