Oct 28, 2015

Kansai Electric Power Co. seeks 'loose' alliances amid nuclear uncertainty

Kansai Electric Power Co., Japan’s second-biggest power utility, is seeking “loose partnerships” with energy companies amid uncertainty over the timing of nuclear restarts and ahead of the deregulation of the retail electricity market. The Osaka-based utility, which agreed to cooperative partnerships with the London-based ...

Sep 11, 2015

Kyushu Electric begins fueling second Sendai reactor

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Friday it was loading fuel into the second reactor at its Sendai nuclear power plant, bringing it a step closer to a planned mid-October restart. The No. 2 reactor at the two-unit plant will be the second nationwide to ...

Utilities buying new gas turbines to cut fuel bills

Sep 4, 2015

Utilities buying new gas turbines to cut fuel bills

The nation’s biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power. Chubu Electric ...