The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. engages in the business of electric power, heat supply, telecommunications and gas supply services. It operates through the following segments: Electric Power Transmission and Distribution, Information and Telecommunications (IT), and Others. The Electric Power Transmission and Distribution segment covers electricity and gas supply, through fuel procurement, power generation, transmission and distribution and sales. The Information and Telecommunications segment manages Internet connection, telecommunications, broadcasting, facility leasing, cable television, and information system operations. The Others segment includes real estate business and lifestyle related services. The company was founded on May 1, 1951 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.