Published 09 August 2011

After the Quake: Energy Crisis Management in Japan

- a first assessment of challenges and lessons learned following the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011

On March 11,  2011 Japan was hit by the strongest earthquake in modern times. The subsequent tsunami caused massive devastation and settled among other things, almost a third of the country's electricity production.

This report describes the sequence of events after the disaster, focusing on the energy shortage that followed and the measures the Government and authorities adopted to deal with this.