electric powerDeregulation of Electric Power From this April, electric power distribution will be liberalized in Japan. So far the electricity has been provided by the electric power companies which have designated the supply areas by the government. The total annual electricity  sales now is about 8 trillion yen or 800 billion dollars . Many other companies such as oil, gas  and some companies which have their own power materials or generators would be participated in. I checked the new electric fee of my house by using a website which provides the fee comparison with former electric companies and new participated companies, and found Tokyu power supply Co. ,a railway company,  will be a little bit cheaper than Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) that I have been using. But it is difficult to understand why the price is cheaper even though the facilities such as power cables and pylons are borrowed by Tepco. I think the present power companies stlll have many advantages.