• Bloomberg


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 BP PLC and the French company Engie this year, is seeking to boost flexibility to respond more quickly to changes in supply and demand, Tatsushi Fujiwara, the general manager of the fossil fuel office, said in a recent interview.

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