Tag - chugoku-electric



The Shimane Nuclear Power Plant in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture
JAPAN / Society
May 1, 2024
Chugoku Electric delays restart of nuclear reactor at Shimane plant
The No. 2 unit will be the first boiling-water reactor to be restarted in Japan since the 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
A Chugoku Electric Power office in Kaminoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Apr 24, 2024
Drilling survey starts in Yamaguchi town for nuclear facility
The survey, to continue for six months, is scheduled to be conducted at a depth of 100-300 meters underground.
The No. 2 reactor of Chugoku Electric Power's Shimane nuclear plant in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, in September 2021
Sep 11, 2023
Chugoku Electric plans to restart Shimane reactor next August
The move comes as Japan aims to reboot more reactors to help diversify its electricity mix.
Tesuo Nishi, mayor of Kaminoseki in Yamaguchi Prefecture, is surrounded by people protesting against the construction of an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in the town in front of the town office on Friday.
Aug 18, 2023
Japan town OKs survey to build nuclear fuel storage facility
It will be the second such storage facility in Japan, following one already built in Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
Jul 14, 2023
Four Japanese utilities and sales units slapped with business improvement orders
The industry ministry monitoring committee on gas and electricity businesses concluded that their actions hinder liberalization of the electricity market and the development of the sector.
Japan Times
Mar 31, 2023
Three Japan utilities face record-high antitrust fines over alleged cartel
The penalty — a total of ¥101 billion — is the highest ever imposed by the Fair Trade Commission for a violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Feb 10, 2020
Nuclear energy exhibit to be turned into clinic for doctor-hungry Yamaguchi town
In an unusual move, a nuclear power exhibition facility in a small town in Yamaguchi Prefecture, which has been seeing a steady decline in the number of visitors in recent years, will reopen as a medical clinic when a new doctor starts work there in April.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 3, 2019
JFE Steel and Chugoku Electric scrap plan for coal-fired power plant near Tokyo
JFE Steel Corp. and Chugoku Electric Power Co. abandoned plans to develop a coal-fired power plant near Tokyo that had drawn scrutiny from a government official.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2018
Event marks completion of large 230,000 kW solar farm in Okayama Prefecture,
One of the largest solar power plants in the country has been built in Okayama Prefecture in a project joined by a unit of General Electric Co., with a ceremony held Friday to mark its completion.
Japan Times
Aug 10, 2018
Chugoku Electric Power Co. applies for safety check of new Shimane reactor
If approved, it would be the nation's first new reactor to go into operation since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.
Japan Times
Feb 14, 2018
Shimane Prefecture group delivers petition to Gov. Zenbei Mizoguchi opposing restart of Matsue reactor
A Shimane Prefecture-based citizens group delivered a petition signed by nearly 48,000 people opposed to the restart of a local nuclear reactor to Gov. Zenbei Mizoguchi on Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Sep 9, 2016
Chugoku Electric accused of using SLAPP tactics to intimidate protesters
A settlement between Chugoku Electric and anti-nuclear protesters has raised the ire of activists and legal experts who claim the legal maneuver constitutes what's known as a SLAPP, or a strategic lawsuit against public participation.
Aug 3, 2016
Yamaguchi Prefecture renews license for new nuclear plant project
The prefectural government allows Chugoku Electric Power Co. to reclaim land for a new nuclear power plant, angering many.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 27, 2014
Chugoku Electric mulls selling power outside service area
Chugoku Electric Power Co. is considering selling electricity outside its service area like other utilities as Japan moves to fully liberalize its power market around April 2016, company sources said Saturday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 19, 2014
Chugoku Electric to buy into Australian coal mine
Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Monday it will acquire a 10 percent interest in an Australian coal mine owned by a Japanese oil refiner to secure a stable source of fuel for its power plants.
Aug 15, 2014
Snake zapped; 4,900 Shimonoseki households hit by blackout
About 4,900 households have been hit by blackouts in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as a snake climbed up an electric pole and came in contact with a wire, Chugoku Electric Power Co. said Thursday.
Mar 28, 2014
Retiring Shimane reactor 'an option'
In a reversal, Chugoku Electric Power Co. President Tomohide Karita stated Thursday that retiring a 40-year-old reactor at the Shimane Nuclear Power Station is "an option."
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2014
Citizens seek nuclear-free Shimane
Shimane Prefecture citizens seeking to enact a local ordinance that would phase out nuclear power and develop renewable energy sources have collected more than 92,000 signatures of support from registered voters, well over the minimum needed to force the governor to introduce the ordinance to the prefectural...
May 15, 2011
Utility and opponents lock horns over planned N-plant
With the May 10 announcement by Prime Minister Naoto Kan of a fundamental review of nuclear power generation in Japan, the fate of 14 planned new reactors was necessarily thrown into doubt. However, neither ongoing events in Fukushima, nor news of the review, have changed the stance of the nation's electricity...


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