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 15, 2015

Government approves 8.36% price hike for Kepco

The government on Friday approved hiking electricity rates for Kansai Electric Power Co.’s household subscribers by an average of 8.36 percent, effective June 1. Kansai Electric will, however, limit the hikes to 4.62 percent on average for the first four months to lessen the ...

| Apr 16, 2015

Takahama nuclear restart injunction polarizing

by Eric Johnston

A provisional injunction handed down Tuesday by the Fukui District Court against the restarting of Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 3 and 4 reactors is a boost to opponents of nuclear power, even as the decision draws criticism from senior politicians, nuclear regulators, ...

Kansai Electric applies for household rate hike

Dec 24, 2014

Kansai Electric applies for household rate hike

Kansai Electric Power Co., blaming higher fossil fuel costs, applied to the government Wednesday for permission to raise its rates for households by 10.23 percent on average starting in April. The utility, which relied heavily on nuclear power before the 2011 Fukushima crisis, last ...