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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


WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

WANO reports on post-Fukushima improvements

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. 

Regulation & Safety 27 June 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


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


Germany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout losses

Germany to compensate utilities for nuclear phaseout losses

The German cabinet has agreed to grant compensation of up to EUR1 billion (USD1.17 billion) to the utilities forced to shut down their nuclear power plants by the Energiewende, or energy transition, that the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel introduced in response to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident in Japan in March 2011. At that time, Germany was obtaining around a quarter of its electricity from 17 nuclear reactors operated by EOn, RWE and Vattenfall.

Nuclear Policies 24 May 2018


Eighth Japanese reactor resumes power generation

Eighth Japanese reactor resumes power generation

Ohi 3 and 4 48Unit 4 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture began supplying electricity to the grid again on 11 May, Kansai Electric Power Company has announced. The reactor is expected to re-enter commercial operation early next month.

Corporate 14 May 2018


Another Japanese unit resumes commercial operation

Another Japanese unit resumes commercial operation

Ohi 3 and 4 48Unit 3 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture today resumed commercial operation, Kansai Electric Power Company announced. The reactor is the sixth to be restarted after clearing the country's revised safety regulations.

Corporate 10 April 2018


Shikoku decides to retire Ikata 2

Shikoku decides to retire Ikata 2

Ikata plant - 48Unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture is to be decommissioned, Shikoku Electric Power Company announced today. It becomes the ninth operable Japanese reactor to be declared for decommissioning since the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Corporate 27 March 2018