Chubu Electric eyeing more business in Tokyo area

/ Jan 5, 2015

Chubu Electric eyeing more business in Tokyo area

Chubu Electric Power Co. envisions engaging in electricity retailing and other business operations in the Tokyo area, expanding from the utility's traditional service area, company President Akihisa Mizuno has said. A tie-up agreement with Tokyo Electric Power Co. will help Chubu Electric "hold down fuel ...

Jun 18, 2014

Operator of Hamaoka nuclear plant says no active faults below site

The operator of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture said Wednesday its investigation found no active geological faults under or around the site, which was forced to shut down in 2011 after the plant's operation was deemed risky. Chubu Electric Power Co. plans ...

May 11, 2014

A new look at spent nuclear fuel

Shizuoka Gov. Heita Kawakatsu's plan to get the use of plutonium-uranium mixed-oxide fuel re-approved for Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear power plant highlight various contradictions in the central government's continuing pursuit of a nuclear fuel-cycle policy.

Oct 29, 2013

Chubu Electric seventh utility to seek household rate hike

Chubu Electric Power Co. made it official Tuesday and applied for approval to raise household electricity fees, the seventh utility to seek higher rates amid the nuclear shutdown caused by the Fukushima disaster. In its request filed with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, ...

Sep 26, 2013

Chubu Electric to seek safety check for Hamaoka reactor

Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to request a safety inspection of the No. 4 reactor at the Hamaoka power plant in Shizuoka Prefecture as soon as possible so it can restart the idled unit. The application will be sent to the Nuclear Regulation Authority by ...

/ May 23, 2013

Chubu Electric, Tepco to build coal-fired plant

Chubu Electric Power Co. plans to establish a joint special purpose company with Tokyo Electric Power Co. to build and operate a coal-fired power plant, industry sources said Wednesday. Chubu is expected to shoulder most of the construction cost for the 600,000-kw plant, which may ...

Chubu Electric simulates tsunami for drill at Shizuoka nuclear plant

Feb 8, 2013

Chubu Electric simulates tsunami for drill at Shizuoka nuclear plant

About 700 employees of Chubu Electric Power Co. participated in a drill Friday simulating complete loss of electricity at its Hamaoka nuclear plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture. The exercise assumed that an earthquake with a seismic intensity of upper 6 had generated gigantic tsunami that ...