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Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Chugoku Electric Power Company has initiated the regulatory process for starting up unit 3 at its Shimane nuclear power plant by applying to the Japanese regulator for a review to assess the 1373 MWe ABWR's compliance with revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 10 August 2018


Westinghouse emerges from Chapter 11

Westinghouse emerges from Chapter 11

Brookfield has completed its purchase of Westinghouse Electric Company from Japan's Toshiba Corp, marking Westinghouse's exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as a restructured company.

Corporate 02 August 2018


Turboatom and Toshiba team up for turbine upgrades

Turboatom and Toshiba team up for turbine upgrades

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Ukraine's Turboatom and Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation.

Corporate 05 July 2018


Tokai 2 passes safety screening

Tokai 2 passes safety screening

Unit 2 of Japan Atomic Power Company's Tokai nuclear power plant has moved a step closer to restarting after the country's nuclear regulator said the unit meets revised safety standards. 

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2018


Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Under the plan, nuclear will remain a key energy source, accounting for 20-22% of the country's electricity generation up to 2030.

Nuclear Policies 03 July 2018


Genkai unit 4 supplying power again

Genkai unit 4 supplying power again

Genkai plant - 48Unit 4 of Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture today became the ninth Japanese reactor to resume power generation. The 1180 MWe pressurised water reactor is expected to re-enter commercial operation in mid-July.

Corporate 19 June 2018


Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Fukushima Daini NPP - 48The four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant in Japan are likely to be decommissioned, the president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holding Inc (Tepco) today told the governor of Fukushima Prefecture. However, the company has yet to announce an official decision on the fate of the plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant.

Corporate 14 June 2018


Tepco frees up Fukushima Daiichi fuel storage space

Tepco frees up Fukushima Daiichi fuel storage space

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has begun transferring some of the fuel assemblies stored in the communal fuel storage pool to clear sufficient space for the fuel assemblies  currently held in unit 3's pool.

Waste & Recycling 05 June 2018


Kansai cuts power rates as reactors restart

Kansai cuts power rates as reactors restart

Ohi 3 and 4 48Japanese utility Kansai Electric Power Company is to cut its electricity prices for customers by more than 5% on average following the restart of units 3 and 4 of its Ohi nuclear power plant and the subsequent reduction in fuel costs. The company made a similar price cut last August after units 3 and 4 of its Takahama plant resumed commercial operation.

Corporate 30 May 2018


Japanese utility seeks to start up new reactor

Japanese utility seeks to start up new reactor

Shimane 3 - 48Chugoku Electric Power Company has today requested permission from local governments to apply for pre-startup inspections of unit 3 at the Shimane nuclear power plant in Japan's Shimane prefecture. Construction of the 1373 MWe advanced boiling water reactor is nearing completion.

Regulation & Safety 22 May 2018