May 25, 2015

Tepco wins Qatar utility contract estimated at ¥300 billion

Tokyo Electric Power Co. has jointly won a large power and water infrastructure contract in the desert state of Qatar, it said Monday. Tepco and trading house Mitsubishi Corp. have been selected by a firm backed by the Qatari government to build and operate ...

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one

| May 23, 2015

Lowball nuclear pitch is fooling no one

by Philip Brasor

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the results of a review of energy production costs, which concluded that nuclear will remain the cheapest alternative for Japan over the next 15 years while pointing out that the calculations took ...

May 21, 2015

NRA to raise nuclear worker radiation exposure limit for emergencies

The Nuclear Regulation Authority decided Wednesday to raise the maximum radiation exposure limit for nuclear workers in emergencies to 250 millisieverts from the current 100, starting from next April. Following the 2011 disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear complex, the ...

May 20, 2015

Tepco may have to pay nuclear compensation to businesses longer

The Abe administration and the ruling coalition are working to extend compensation payments by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to businesses affected by the March 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 plant by one year, according to officials. In response to strong pressure ...

May 20, 2015

Regional power rate disparities said widening

Japan has seen regional disparities in electricity rates widening, largely depending on how much power firms relied on nuclear energy before the nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant started in March 2011. The disparities are drawing attention ahead ...

May 19, 2015

Tepco looking to sell some uranium stockpiles to cut costs

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is planning to sell part of its uranium stockpiles for nuclear power generation in the current business year to cut costs amid uncertainty over the restart of idled nuclear plants, a company document obtained by Kyodo News showed Monday. Tepco ...