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Japan EAF mills slow down operations on power shortage


Japan's heavy power consumers, including electric-arc-furnace (EAF) steelmakers in the area covered by Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) were directly asked by TEPCO to reduce their power consumption on Monday afternoon due to power shortage over the country's severe summer heat. And sources expected the power use curb to remain in place for coming days and are concerned about the impact.
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) had issued an urgent request on Monday that all Japanese power consumers in the TEPCO area need to reduce their consumption for the expected power shortage, as reported. Sources from EAF mills shared that TEPCO had contacted each heavy power consumer on


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