The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. engages in generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power in Japan. The company operates through three segments: Electric Power, Comprehensive Energy Supply, and Information and Telecommunications. It generates power through hydroelectric, thermal, nuclear, biomass, coal, and other energy sources. The company also provides energy utilization services, such as the sale of liquefied natural gas and other fuels, and electricity and heat; electrical communications and data processing services; and environmental harmony creation, business/lifestyle support, electric power business support, and other services. In addition, it is involved in contracting construction and painting projects; the construction of power facilities; the repair of electric power meters, and electrical and telecommunications engineering works; the operation and management of power station equipment; and realty, building management, leasing, telecommunications, cogeneration, dispersed power sources, and other energy use businesses. Further, the company sells and leases electric water heaters; provides training services in thermal power generation technology and engineering, as well as civil engineering, construction consulting, logistics, day-care services, welfare agency services, and home nursing care services; explores for, develops, and produces energy resources; designs distribution equipment; manufactures electric machine tools, concrete, and civil engineering/foundation construction products; and manages nursing homes. Additionally, it is involved in accepting consignments to receive, store, convert into gas form, and deliver liquefied natural gas, as well as gas pipeline service business. The Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan.