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UTILITIES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2015
In major victory for nuclear industry, first reactor goes online under post-Fukushima regime
Four years and five months to the day after the crisis began at the Fukushima No. 1 power station, Japan formally returned to nuclear power Tuesday with the restart of Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai No. 1 reactor in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 12, 2015
Protesters gather as reactor in Kagoshima restarts
More than 100 people rallied Tuesday in front of the Sendai power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture to protest Japan's first reactivation of a nuclear reactor in nearly two years.
EDITORIALS
Aug 11, 2015
Sendai nuclear power plant restart
The restart of operations at the Sendai plant should serve as an occasion for the government, the power industry and the public to reassess the sustainability of nuclear power generation in this country.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Aug 11, 2015
Nuclear restart highlights government dilemma over lack of waste disposal sites
With an unpopular return to nuclear power generation, Japan can no longer ignore the elephant in the room: where is the country's highly radioactive nuclear waste going?
JAPAN
Aug 10, 2015
Reactor in Kagoshima poised for restart despite public opposition
Kyushu Electric Power will restart the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai nuclear plant on Tuesday, marking the country's first long-term return to nuclear power since the Fukushima crisis.
JAPAN
Aug 5, 2015
NRA approves long-term operating plan for Sendai nuclear plant
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday approved Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s management plans, which are required to operate its reactor at the Sendai plant for more than 30 years.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 29, 2015
Tepco's quarterly profit triples as fuel prices plunge
Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, said its first-quarter operating profit tripled as a drop in fuel prices helped cut costs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 27, 2015
Kansai Electric eyes joint procurement with four other utilities
Kansai Electric Power Co. and four other regional utilities are planning to jointly purchase equipment as part of cost-cutting efforts, industry sources said Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 21, 2015
Chubu Electric mulls selling power with Inpex
Chubu Electric Power Co. is considering joining hands with Inpex Corp. to sell electricity to gas operators in the Kanto region, company sources said Tuesday.
JAPAN
Jul 10, 2015
Kyushu Electric finishes loading fuel into nuclear reactor
Kyushu Electric Power Co. has completed loading nuclear fuel into a reactor at its Sendai Nuclear Power Station, a step toward rebooting the first atomic facility after meeting stringent safety standards the central government introduced after the 2011 Fukushima meltdowns.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 7, 2015
China eyes safe smart-grid system by 2020 to push clean energy
China plans to build a safe and environmentally friendly smart-grid system by 2020 as it promotes the spread of clean energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 7, 2015
Fuel is loaded into Kagoshima reactor as first restart nears
Kyushu Electric Power Co. begins loading fuel into a reactor at its Sendai station in preparation for the first restart under safety standards adopted in response to the Fukushima crisis.
EDITORIALS
Jul 5, 2015
Electricity and gas liberalization
Liberalization of the electricity and gas industries could be a boon, but the government needs to keep a close watch to make sure consumers don't get burned.
BUSINESS
Jun 30, 2015
Japan's utilities and their customers favored by falling LNG prices
Japan's biggest power utilities, emerging from four years of gloom, have cut electricity rates as cheaper natural gas benefits both the bottom line and customers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 17, 2015
Japan passes major reforms to electricity, gas sectors
The Diet has enacted a law that will separate electricity generation from transmission in April 2020 — the final step in a three-stage shake-up of the country's power sector.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 1, 2015
Kansai Electric hits households with second price hike
Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday raised prices on households again, saying higher costs for imported fossil fuels had worsened business conditions in the absence of nuclear power.
JAPAN
May 27, 2015
Nuclear regulator clears two Sendai reactors for restart
Japan cleared the way on Wednesday for a resumption of nuclear power, four years after the world's worst atomic disaster in more than two decades led to the shutdown of all the country's reactors and fueled public opposition to the industry.
EDITORIALS
May 20, 2015
Too much emphasis on coal power
The Abe administration is placing far too much weight on coal in formulating the national energy policy.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 7, 2015
Kagoshima residents appeal court's go-ahead to restart Sendai reactors
Residents have appealed a court decision last month dismissing calls to prevent two reactors from being restarted at the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2015
NRA's approval of Sendai nuclear plant ignores Nankai quake risk, seismologist warns
The nation's new nuclear regulator ignored earthquake risk and its own rules in approving the safety of the Sendai nuclear plant, said Kobe University professor and seismologist Katsuhiko Ishibashi.

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