Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Sep 13, 2016

Japan's first hydro plant wins U.S. award for 125-year history

Japan’s first commercial hydroelectric plant has won a coveted Milestones award by a U.S.-based organization for its contribution to local modernization, the Kyoto Municipal Government and Kansai Electric Power Co. said. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, which recognizes historic achievements in the ...

Mar 14, 2016

Kepco appeals injunction against Takahama reactors

Kansai Electric Power Co. said Monday it has filed an objection against a court injunction on running two reactors at its Takahama nuclear plant. It wants the ban lifted. The utility halted the No. 3 reactor at the plant in Fukui Prefecture on Thursday, ...

Jan 30, 2016

Takahama plant's No. 3 reactor reaches criticality

The No. 3 reactor at the Takahama nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture reached criticality Saturday morning following its reactivation the previous afternoon, Kansai Electric Power Co. said. The self-sustained fission reaction started at 6 a.m., according to Kepco, which serves western Japan. The reboot ...