Tag - kyushu-electric-power-co



Japan Times
Oct 18, 2018
Energy transfer between regions offers hope as Japan's utilities struggle to balance renewable supplies
Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s recent acknowledgment that it had restricted third-party solar power supplies for two days underscores Japan's need to boost its transmission capacity between regions.
Oct 13, 2018
Fearing blackouts, Kyushu Electric asks solar power generators to suspend generation
Kyushu Electric Power Co. asks solar power operators in its service area to suspend the generation of electricity to prevent oversupply and potential large-scale blackouts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 25, 2018
As Japan endures record heat wave, large population of elderly at highest risk
When heat waves strike the nation, it is Japan's large population of elderly people who suffer the most — a situation that can only get worse as the society grays.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2018
Reactor at trouble-hit Genkai nuclear facility in Saga Prefecture comes back online
Residents protest the reactivation of the No. 4 unit after the restart of the No. 3 reactor rekindled safety concerns earlier this year.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2018
Hole found in steam system vent pipe in reactivated Genkai No. 3 reactor
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Sunday it found a 1-cm hole in a pipe believed to have caused a small steam leak at one of the reactors at the recently restarted Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture.
Japan Times
Sep 12, 2017
Kyushu Electric eyes restarting Genkai nuclear reactors next year
Kyushu Electric Power Co. is planning to restart two nuclear reactors at its Genkai power plant in Saga Prefecture next year, the utility's president said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 9, 2016
Japan regulator clears more reactors for restart amid opposition
The watchdog clears another pair of reactors in Kyushu for restart despite growing objections to any resumption of nuclear operations.
Apr 17, 2015
Current nonnuclear power capacity should suffice for summer: METI
Japan is expected to secure the minimum required power supply capacity this summer, the industry ministry said Thursday, meaning electricity supply will be sufficient during the high-demand season even if none of the country's nuclear reactors resumes operation by then.
Oct 5, 2014
Unprepared for green electricity
It was hoped that the feed-in tariff system introduced in 2012 would help revitalize local economies and reduce Japan's dependence on nuclear power. Recently, though, one power company after another has announced it will stop purchasing electricity generated by solar, wind, geothermal and smaller hydro power sources.


People wait for the main act to begin at Summer Sonic, which holds simultaneous music festivals for those in Tokyo and Osaka.
Can Japan's summer music festivals adapt to a post-pandemic reality?