Aug 21, 2014

10 utilities to cut October electricity rates

All 10 of the nation’s regional power utilities plan to cut electricity prices in October, it was learned Wednesday, stretching the streak to four consecutive months as prices for liquefied natural gas and other fossil fuels continue to decline. Surcharges based on the government’s ...

May 11, 2014

A new look at spent nuclear fuel

Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu's plan to get the use of plutonium-uranium mixed-oxide fuel re-approved for Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear power plant highlight various contradictions in the central government's continuing pursuit of a nuclear fuel-cycle policy.

Oct 29, 2013

Chubu Electric seventh utility to seek household rate hike

Chubu Electric Power Co. made it official Tuesday and applied for approval to raise household electricity fees, the seventh utility to seek higher rates amid the nuclear shutdown caused by the Fukushima disaster. In its request filed with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and ...

Oct 22, 2013

Chubu Electric proposes 20% pay cut to pave way for rate hike

Chubu Electric Power Co. called on its labor union Tuesday to accept a 20 percent cut, excluding overtime, in the year starting next April. The steep salary cut is designed to win public understanding for when the company seeks government approval for a full-fledged ...

Sep 26, 2013

Chubu Electric to seek safety check for Hamaoka reactor

Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to request a safety inspection of the No. 4 reactor at the Hamaoka power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture as soon as possible so it can restart the idled unit. The application will be sent to the Nuclear Regulation Authority ...

May 23, 2013

Chubu Electric, Tepco to build coal-fired plant

Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to establish a joint special purpose company with Tokyo Electric Power Co. to build and operate a coal-fired power plant, industry sources said Wednesday. Chubu is expected to shoulder most of the construction cost for the 600,000-kw plant, which ...