Electricity market shake-up mainly benefiting Tokyo and Kansai

Apr 7, 2016

Electricity market shake-up mainly benefiting Tokyo and Kansai

Liberalization of the retail electricity market is underway, but there are concerns over whether its benefits can be shared across the country. On April 1, regional electric power companies lost the monopolies on household supply held since 1951. Gradual market liberalization started in 2000, ...

Japan's electricity shake-up gives power to the people

| Mar 31, 2016

Japan's electricity shake-up gives power to the people

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Japan’s electricity market receives a fundamental shake-up on Friday, with the introduction of greater competition for households and small businesses. Until now, regional utilities have monopolized supply. There will be some unfamiliar names among the new entrants, bringing with them a wide range of ...

Feb 10, 2016

Tepco finishes installing Fukushima ice shield equipment

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has finished installing equipment to freeze the ground around four reactors at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, a project that aims to reduce the flow of groundwater into the site. Frozen soil would act as ...

Japan's reliance on atomic power urged to exceed 20% by 2030

Apr 3, 2015

Japan's reliance on atomic power urged to exceed 20% by 2030

There is a growing possibility that Japan will rely on nuclear energy for more than 20 percent of its total power output in 2030, compared with about 30 percent before the Fukushima nuclear disaster started in March 2011, sources said. Following the triple reactor ...