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Tokai 2 passes safety screening

Regulation and Safety

04 July 2018

Tokai 2 48.jpgUnit 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. Having started commercial operation in 1978, it is one of the oldest of Japan's reactors to have applied for restart.

WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

Regulation and Safety

27 June 2018

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has announced completion of 12 projects it identified in 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan. The projects involved more than 460 commercial power plants worldwide.

Tepco likely to decommission Fukushima Daini units

Corporate

14 June 2018

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.

Japanese Cabinet approves new basic energy plan

Nuclear Policies

03 July 2018

A new basic energy plan that sets goals for Japan's energy mix to 2030 and presents scenarios to 2050 was today approved by the Cabinet. Under the plan, nuclear will remain a key energy source, accounting for 20-22% of the country's electricity generation up to 2030.

Genkai unit 4 supplying power again

Corporate

19 June 2018

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.

Kansai cuts power rates as reactors restart

Corporate

30 May 2018

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.