Business May 1, 2018

Japan's old school utilities face nuclear threat from one of their own

Japan's traditional regional utilities, already defending their territory against nimbler new entrants, face a fresh threat: One of their own is now stealing customers thanks to cheaper nuclear-powered electricity rates. Kansai Electric Power Co. is one of a few utilities to restart its reactors, which ...

National May 10, 2017

Kepco eyes restarting Takahama reactor on May 17

Kansai Electric Power Co. is planning to reactivate an idled nuclear reactor on the Sea of Japan coast on May 17 at the earliest, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. The planned restart of the reactor 4 at the Takahama plant in Fukui Prefecture ...

Business Nov 11, 2014

City of Osaka to sell off Kepco shares

The Osaka Municipal Government will seek to sell its shares of Kansai Electric Power Co. to comply with a policy calling for less reliance on investment income, the city said in a statement. The sale by the city, whose 9.37 percent stake makes it the ...