As Africa looks for clean power, interest in nuclear grows

Business Apr 10, 2020

As Africa looks for clean power, interest in nuclear grows

Faced with power shortfalls, demands for greener energy and drought threats to hydropower, a growing range of African nations are considering a shift to an unexpected power source — nuclear energy. South Africa has the continent's only commercial nuclear power plant. But according to the ...

Modi’s call to switch off lights en masse to prompt blackouts in India

World Apr 4, 2020

Modi’s call to switch off lights en masse to prompt blackouts in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for Indians to switch off their lights Sunday evening for nine minutes and instead use candles to "challenge the darkness” of the coronavirus outbreak will mean blackouts for some citizens as utilities take steps to safeguard their equipment. Modi asked ...

As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

National Nov 19, 2019

As extreme storms wreck power grids, Japan turns to home battery networks

After recent typhoons ravaged the nation's power grid and disrupted services to almost 1.4 million customers, the government is encouraging homeowners to invest in storage systems, seeking to marry batteries with existing rooftop solar capacity to create backup electricity networks. The backbone would be the ...

Tepco to expand services to cover almost all of Japan

Business / Corporate Nov 12, 2019

Tepco to expand services to cover almost all of Japan

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., known as Tepco, said Tuesday the group will sell electricity to households across Japan, with the exception of Okinawa Prefecture, from Wednesday. The group hopes to acquire customers in new regional markets while keeping users who leave the greater ...