May 12, 2015

Kepco to raise household electricity rate by 8.36%

Kansai Electric Power Co. will raise the amount it charges households for electricity by an average of 8.36 percent starting June 1, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday. Higher imported fossil fuel costs are weighing on the firm’s earnings in the absence of nuclear ...

May 27, 2014

Utility may restart Oi reactors before high court ruling

Kansai Electric Power Co. may restart reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in spite of a district court ruling if the step is approved by the regulator, the government and citizens, the company’s president said Tuesday. Kansai Electric may restart the No. 3 ...

Dec 5, 2013

FTC to fine Kepco unit, 60 others for bid-rigging

The Fair Trade Commission has notified some 60 firms, including a subsidiary of Kansai Electric Power Co., that they will be fined for rigging bids, sources said Thursday. The FTC found that about 80 companies violated the anti-monopoly law by rigging the bids for ...

Sep 1, 2013

Oi reactor checks to temporarily halt nuclear power generation

The nation’s only two fully operational nuclear reactors will be suspended for routine maintenance checks this month, shutting down all atomic power generation for only the second time in recent memory. The nation’s 50 commercial reactors were taken offline after the Fukushima disaster debunked ...

Japan nuke plant checked again for active earthquake fault

Jul 27, 2013

Japan nuke plant checked again for active earthquake fault

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears at a news conference in Manila on Saturday..”. | KYODOInspectors from the Nuclear Regulation Authority on Saturday started their third on-site survey o check for active faults beneath the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. The only two ...

Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen

Apr 18, 2013

Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will start the process Friday to assess whether the nation’s two operating reactors can meet new safety requirements coming into force in July. If the NRA acknowledges that the reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture ...