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KYUSHU ELECTRIC

Members of the town assembly of Genkai, Saga Prefecture, on Friday deliberate a petition calling for a survey to examine the town's suitability for hosting a radioactive waste disposal site.
JAPAN
Apr 26, 2024
Town assembly in Saga approves petition for nuclear waste site survey
A town in Saga Prefecture has become the first host municipality for a nuclear plant to approve a petition to accept a survey for nuclear waste.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 14, 2023
Four Japanese utilities and sales units slapped with business improvement orders
The industry ministry monitoring committee on gas and electricity businesses concluded that their actions hinder liberalization of the electricity market and the development of the sector.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 28, 2023
Kyushu Electric to raise ¥200 billion to fund green transition
Japanese utilities were hit by high fuel costs last year as a post-pandemic energy crisis was exacerbated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 31, 2023
Three Japan utilities face record-high antitrust fines over alleged cartel
The penalty — a total of ¥101 billion — is the highest ever imposed by the Fair Trade Commission for a violation of the anti-monopoly law.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 7, 2020
Australian and Japanese companies aim to bury Asia's carbon emissions under the sea
Major energy producers have championed carbon capture and storage as a means to curb their emissions footprint.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 20, 2020
Second Kyushu Electric reactor halted over delayed anti-terror steps
The utility aims to bring the reactor back online on Jan. 26 next year after making the required changes,
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 16, 2020
Kyushu Electric halts Sendai reactor due to delay in terrorism measures
A reactor at a nuclear plant run by Kyushu Electric Power Co. was halted Monday after the utility was unable to complete on schedule anti-terrorism measures required by regulators — the first such suspension under stricter rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 23, 2020
Mayor of Saga town that hosts nuclear plant admits he got cash from firm tied to Kepco scandal
Shintaro Wakiyama said that the money was received days after he was elected, in July 2018, from a then executive of Shiohama Industry Corp.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2019
Some Kyushu Electric coal ships to use LNG, cutting emissions by 20%
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will start using vessels powered by liquefied natural gas to transport coal for thermal power generation, resulting in reduced carbon emissions from shipping.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 4, 2019
Kyushu Electric to halt two reactors next year due to delay in implementing anti-terrorism measures
Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will halt two reactors next year due to a delay in implementing anti-terrorism measures required by regulators, in the first such suspension under stricter rules set after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 25, 2019
Fukuoka High Court rejects residents' appeal to halt nuclear reactors in Saga
The Fukuoka High Court said there were no specific dangers posed to the Genkai power plant's reactors in the event of a volcanic eruption, ruling the facility's emergency plans were adequate.
JAPAN
Jun 17, 2019
NRA safety license for Sendai reactors legal, Fukuoka court finds, dismissing volcano risk lawsuit
The district court says it found nothing illegal with a safety clearance granted to two reactors in Kyushu that were restarted after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 15, 2019
Kyushu Electric to take reactor offline in March due to delay in building anti-terrorism facility
Kyushu Electric Power Co. will be forced to halt a Kagoshima Prefecture nuclear reactor next March due to a delay in the construction of a facility meant to prepare for possible terrorist attacks, company officials said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2019
Kyushu Electric to scrap No. 2 reactor at Genkai nuclear plant due to cost of safety upgrades at aging site
The utility abandoned a plan to restart the Genkai unit in the face of the huge costs involved in enhancing the safety of the reactor near the end of it operating life.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
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
JAPAN
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
JAPAN
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
Mar 31, 2018
Steam leak prompts halt of recently restarted reactor at Genkai nuclear plant in Saga
Kyushu Electric Power Co. stopped generating electricity at the Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture on Saturday after a steam leak was detected in a reactor the previous day.

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