Tepco, Zenrin look to jointly develop safe routes for drones

Mar 30, 2017

Tepco, Zenrin look to jointly develop safe routes for drones

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and map publisher Zenrin Co. will collaborate to develop safe flight routes for drones. Under the “drone highway” initiative, Tepco will offer information on its power grid network, such as locations of transmission towers, power poles and electric ...

Robot makes foray into reactor 1

Mar 19, 2017

Robot makes foray into reactor 1

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Tokyo Electric on Sunday confirmed lethally high radiation levels inside the primary containment vessel of reactor 1 at the heavily damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant but found they were not nearly as high as those recently logged in reactor 2. Using a camera-equipped ...

Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

/ Mar 18, 2017

Ex-Hitachi chairman Kawamura tapped to reform Tepco

The government has asked former Hitachi Ltd. Chairman Takashi Kawamura, 77, to be the next chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., informed sources said. The government expects Kawamura, who led a quick turnaround at the electronics and machinery conglomerate, to reform Tepco, ...