Tokyo Electric Power Company
|Traded as||TYO: 9501
|Predecessor(s)||The Tokyo Electric Light Company, Incorporated (founded in 1889)|
|When it was created||Tokyo, Japan (May 1, 1951)|
|Headquarters||Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan|
|Area served||Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Tochigi, Gunma, Ibaraki, Yamanashi, and east Shizuoka|
|Key people||Masataka Shimizu
|Services||Electric generation, transmission, and distribution|
|Money earned||¥5,368.5 billion (FY 2010)|
|Operating income||¥399.6 billion (FY 2010)|
|Net income||¥-1,247.3 billion (FY 2010)|
|Total assets||¥14,790.3 billion (FY 2010)|
|Total equity||¥1,602.4 billion (FY 2010)|
Tokyo Electric Power Co., Ltd. (東京電力株式会社 Tōkyō Denryoku Kabushiki-gaisha , TYO: 9501), also known as Toden (東電 Tōden ) or TEPCO, is a Japanese company that sells electrical power in Japan's Kantō region, Yamanashi Prefecture, and the eastern part of Shizuoka Prefecture. This area includes Tokyo. Its headquarters are in Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda, Tokyo. It has international offices in Washington, D.C., and London.
After the March 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, its power plant at Fukushima Daiichi became a continuing nuclear disaster. The Fukushima disaster forced 50,000 households to leave the evacuation zone because of radiation leaks into the air, soil and sea.
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- Takahiko Hyuga and Tsuyoshi Inajima (June 10, 2011). "Police to Send Riot Squads to Tepco Meeting". Bloomberg. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-09/police-to-send-riot-squads-to-tepco-meeting.html.
- "Tokyo becomes largest shareholder in TEPCO," Mainichi Shimbun. 11 April 2012.