Fukui governor OKs reactor restarts at Takahama plant

National Dec 22, 2015

Fukui governor OKs reactor restarts at Takahama plant

Fukui Gov. Issei Nishikawa gave the go-ahead Tuesday for Kansai Electric Power Co. to restart the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at its Takahama plant on the Sea of Japan coast. The utility is looking to restart unit 3 in late January and unit ...

Business / Economy May 12, 2015

Kepco to raise household electricity rate by 8.36%

Kansai Electric Power Co. will raise the amount it charges households for electricity by an average of 8.36 percent starting June 1, industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa said Tuesday. Higher imported fossil fuel costs are weighing on the firm's earnings in the absence of nuclear power ...

Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen

National Apr 18, 2013

Oi reactors face new NRA safety regimen

The Nuclear Regulation Authority will start the process Friday to assess whether the nation's two operating reactors can meet new safety requirements coming into force in July. If the NRA acknowledges that the reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture have ...