Sales by Kyushu Electric Power Company for January 2009 amounted to approximately 7,736 million kWh, down by 1 percent from January 2008. The sales volume was below the previous year’s level for five months in a row.
The decreased sales was due to the downturn among large-scale consumers in main industries including electric and transportation machinery, steel and iron which brought sales volume down by 15.4 percent from the previous year. The sales volume underperformed the previous year for four months in a row.
The sales volume from general consumers in January 2009 grew by 3.9 percent from January 2008 due to an increase in air-conditioning demand as the temperature in December through January was lower than the previous year’s level. The sales volume exceeded the previous year for the first time in two months.
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