The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated engages in the electric power, heat supply, gas supply, and telecommunications businesses in Japan. It operates through Electric Power, Gas/Other Energies, IT/Communications, and Real Estate/Life segments. The company operates nuclear, hydropower, thermal, solar, wind, and biomass power generation facilities. It serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. The company also offers IT/communication services comprising optical Internet, telephone, and television services under the Â'eo HIKARI' brand name for households and businesses; and Â'mineo' cell phone services. In addition, it engages in the real estate related activities, such as development of energy-saving apartment houses and buildings; and provision of lifestyle related services, as well as home security, health care, nursing care services, and temporary employee placement. The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.