Jun 18, 2014

NRA to begin safety review at Higashidori

The nation’s nuclear regulator said Wednesday it would begin safety checks on a reactor at Aomori Prefecture’s Higashidori nuclear plant, despite an ongoing survey of possible seismological faults running beneath the complex. The Nuclear Regulation Authority will inspect the plant’s No. 1 reactor for ...

May 3, 2013

City in Fukushima to turn itself into 'smart community' with Fujitsu

Tohoku Electric Power Co. and Fujitsu Ltd. will join forces with the city of Aizuwakamatsu in Fukushima Prefecture to turn it into a “smart community” centered on renewable energy and engage residents in energy-saving efforts. Fujitsu will oversee the project, which will run through ...

Tepco boosts coal capacity to cut need for costly oil

Apr 11, 2013

Tepco boosts coal capacity to cut need for costly oil

Tokyo Electric Power Co. may cut its oil purchases by more than one-third as it boosts its reliance on coal plants to reduce an energy bill that’s ballooned since the Fukushima nuclear crisis started. Tepco will generate or buy as much as 54 percent ...

Tohoku Electric to seek 11.4% household power rate hike

Feb 15, 2013

Tohoku Electric to seek 11.4% household power rate hike

Tohoku Electric Power Co. sought government approval Thursday to raise household electricity rates by an average of 11.41 percent from July 1 to offset its worsening business due to the shutdown of its atomic reactors due to the March 2011 megaquake, tsunami and nuclear ...

Feb 10, 2013

Tohoku Electric eyes 11% household electricity rate hike

Tohoku Electric Power Co. plans to hike household electricity rates by around 11 percent on average from July, the first increase in 33 years, as its financial position has worsened amid ballooning fuel costs from thermal power generation, sources said. The utility may possibly ...