Employees having knowledge of electricity are active in all fields dealing with the supply of electricity, from “power generation” – that is, the operation and maintenance of power plants, to “power transmission/power transformation” and “power distribution” – that is, the upgrading of power and communications networks and the maintenance of power distribution equipment.
Employees having knowledge of mechanics are mostly responsible for the operation and maintenance of thermal power stations and nuclear power stations, and are also involved in developing and introducing new forms of power generation that offer greater efficiency and reduce the load on the environment.
Employees having knowledge of chemistry are mostly responsible for the operation and maintenance of thermal power stations and nuclear power stations, in addition to tackling issues related to environmental conservation. They are also involved in environmental management, measuring and monitoring soot and smoke, drainage and other emissions from power plants, and the nuclear fuel cycle relating to the reprocessing of spent fuel and the processing of radioactive waste from nuclear power stations.
Employees having knowledge of nuclear energy involved in the operation and maintenance of power plants and the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste while giving utmost priority to the safety of our nuclear power stations at all times.
Employees serving our civil engineering business line are involved in planning, design, construction management and operation and maintenance for hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power plants and transformer substations. It also actively develops new business plans, including the sale of coal ash and other such ventures.
Employees serving our architectural business line are involved in planning, design, construction management and operation and maintenance for hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power plants, transformer substation buildings and office buildings.
The Energia Economic & Technical Research Institute takes a multi-faceted approach to research and development in the pursuit of “greater energy efficiency with a focus on electricity, and improving convenience in our daily lives”, and to the “use of natural energy” and other pressing issues related to “environment conservation”. It achieves this by addressing various issues relating to the “stable supply of electricity” from various perspectives, such as “the realization of efficient power facilities” and “extending the life of power facilities”.
Customer Service personnel conclude contracts relating to electricity use, notify customers of monthly electricity usage amounts, and calculate, request payment for and receive electricity fees. We also visit members of the local community – both families and businesses – and propose energy solutions based on a customer’s diverse needs, whether that may be reducing energy costs or conserving energy regarding air conditioning, hot-water supply or kitchen energy use, and a wide range of other energy needs.
In our fuel business line we mainly procure coal, oil, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and nuclear fuel for power generation. We have incorporated trading company functions into our business to achieve a “more stable, more inexpensive means of procuring fuel”, transporting fuel using large shipping haulers with specialized cargo handling equipment and procuring LNG from various sources, among other measures.
Employees with vast amounts of experience in and knowledge of our office and technical lines of business are involved in formulating and planning out our corporate vision and the direction our initiatives should take to ensure the future growth and development of the Chugoku Electric Power Group.
The legal affairs arm of our business is actively involved in fleshing out and enhancing our corporate legal activities, performing legal checks for important administrative decision making processes and providing timely, accurate legal information to the management team among other activities.
In addition to managing and administering standards relating to wages, working conditions and other matters, personnel working in this area coordinate performance evaluations and personnel transfers in addition to organization staff composition in the aim of helping develop a workplace environment where all employees can actively engage in work. They are also involved in all human resource matters from the hiring of employees to employee training, and actively work to improve employee abilities and our organizational strength.
Accounting personnel are responsible for overseeing the core funds flow cycle for the company, procuring the funds necessary based on future income and expenditure plans, compiling the performance of our business activities in closing financial statement documents and disclosing this information.
Materials personnel provide support for the many facilities required by our electrical services business arm, procuring the necessary machinery for operation and other such items, and performing work related to construction contracts and administration and operating agreements. Overseas business personnel are actively involved in uncovering and giving shape to new overseas investment opportunities relating to the electric utility industry drawing on the “technical know-how” and our “overseas business experience” built up in our electrical utility business line over the years.
Public relations personnel deal with the media and deliver external company communications via television and the Internet, company newsletters using in-house periodicals and information papers, and conduct public hearing activities that collect and analyze the opinions of the company’s stakeholders.
Property administration personnel maintain and administer power plants, offices and many other land properties and buildings located in the five prefectures making up the Chugoku region of Japan while also conducting reviews into the effective use of land.
The Energia Economic & Technical Research Institute takes on new challenges and builds upon successful research results in the aim of creating new intellectual property.