Tag - utilities



Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 1, 2013
Utilities ordered to trim planned rate increases
The government on Thursday ordered three electric companies to trim planned household rate hikes by more than 2 percentage points after finding they had more room to reduce the costs they want to pass onto consumers.
May 12, 2013
NRA asks Kepco to recheck Oi safety
The Nuclear Regulation Authority has asked Kansai Electric Power Co. to re-examine the seismic resistance of its Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture on the assumption that three active faults around it might move in tandem during a quake.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 16, 2013
Oi reactors can remain online, court says
In a key decision likely to affect efforts to restart the nation's nuclear power plants, the Osaka District Court ruled Tuesday that two reactors in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, are operating under rational safety standards and that it is not clear there is a concrete danger posed by their location near active...
Apr 2, 2013
Electricity market to be freed up in '16
Consumers will be able to choose power suppliers that offer lower rates starting in 2016 following the government's decision to liberalize the electricity retail market.
Mar 29, 2013
Idled reactor upkeep bleeding utilities by ¥1.2 trillion
The nine utilities that own nuclear power plants need a total of ¥1.2 trillion a year just to maintain their idled reactors, according to the latest government estimate.


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