National Dec 16, 2014

J-Power forges ahead with Oma nuclear plant despite local tensions

Electricity Power Development Co. applied Tuesday for safety checks at the Oma nuclear power plant, a facility under construction in Aomori Prefecture slated for startup in fiscal 2021. It is the first time a power producer has sought safety checks on a reactor under construction ...

Business / Corporate Oct 17, 2014

J-Power plans new thermal plant amid nuclear shutdown

Electric Power Development Co. is planning to build a thermal power plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture as nuclear reactors stay idled following the 2011 Fukushima core meltdowns, a source said Friday. The plan by the electricity wholesaler known as J-Power to build the 1,200-megawatt coal-burning plant ...

Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch

Business May 30, 2014

Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch

by Jacob Adelman

The industrial heartland in western Japan is facing the prospect of electricity shortages over the summer in the absence of nuclear power. Electric Power Development Co., better known as J-Power, said Thursday it won't be able to fully restore a 1,000-megawatt coal-burning generator in Nagasaki ...