Feb 26, 2015

An agreeable energy mix

The government has begun discussions on Japan's long-term energy mix, with the likely focus on how much nuclear power should account for the nation's electricity supply.

Tepco to mull rate hike if it can't restart Niigata nuclear complex

Feb 16, 2015

Tepco to mull rate hike if it can't restart Niigata nuclear complex

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will need to consider raising electricity rates for the first time since 2012 unless it can restart the world’s biggest nuclear plant. Resumption of the Kashiwazaki Kariwa station in Niigata Prefecture is essential for sustaining profits, Tepco President ...

Feb 11, 2015

Tepco offers to keep contract with Japan Atomic Power

Tokyo Electric Power Co. plans to keep its business contract with Japan Atomic Power Co. in place if the nuclear power firm helps Tepco decommission its crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, informed sources said Wednesday. Japan Atomic Power relies on basic fees it ...

Feb 9, 2015

Tepco, Chubu Electric to merge thermal power plant operations

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and Chubu Electric Power Co. will transfer operation of their thermal power plants to a new 50-50 joint venture, creating a huge thermal power company with a dominating market share, the two utilities said on Monday. The transfer will take ...