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UTILITIES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 28, 2022
Japan studies plan to extend life of 60-year-old nuclear plants
Officials are studying a plan to exclude periods when reactors were offline from an existing limit on their lifespan, which would allow some facilities to operate for longer.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 26, 2022
Major Japan utilities to face record amount of antitrust fines
The utilities allegedly agreed for several years to refrain from acquiring new corporate customers outside their traditional service areas, according to sources.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 25, 2022
Tohoku Electric seeks government approval for household rate hike
After the rate increase, the monthly electricity bill for a standard household consuming 260 kWh will rise by u00a52,717 from the current level to u00a511,282.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2022
90% of Japan's major power firms report net losses for April-September
A weakening yen and rising prices of energy resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine are considered major factors, according to reports.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 1, 2022
Japan asks homes and businesses to conserve electricity as tight supplies loom
The request to cut usage will be in place from Dec. 1 through March 31, but a specific target has not been set.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 26, 2022
Japan to cut household electricity bills by 20% to fight inflation
The size of the wider package, which is scheduled to be unveiled Friday, will likely reach u00a567.1 trillion, including spending by municipal governments and companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2022
Mitsubishi Heavy and Hitachi to develop new nuclear reactors for use in 2030s
The plans come as the government announced in August that it would promote the construction of next-generation nuclear power plants to ensure a stable electricity supply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Sep 27, 2022
Rocketing LNG prices putting cargoes in hands of energy giants and trading houses
With prices not expected to ease until 2026, poorer states reliant on the fuel to generate power are worried, while costs are being driven up for big Asian economies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 15, 2022
Japan to request energy saving measures in winter amid crunch concerns
The request to reduce winter power consumption across the country would be the first in seven years.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 15, 2022
Weak yen threatens runaway power bills for Japanese households
Several Japanese utilities — which buy overseas fuel in dollars to produce electricity — are considering asking the government to allow them to raise prices further and remove curbs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Sep 13, 2022
Amid energy challenges and green shift, Japan eyes new nuclear tech
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said the government will look into small modular reactor technology, but a host of issues stand in the way of their adoption.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 2, 2022
Energy crunch pushes Japan into era of uncharted coal power
Electricity supply is expected to remain tight this winter and experts say extreme weather like this summer's heatwave is becoming more common.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Aug 27, 2022
Global energy crisis spurs a revival of nuclear power in Asia
Governments in Japan and South Korea are removing anti-nuclear policies, while China and India are looking to build more reactors to avoid future supply shortages and curb emissions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Aug 26, 2022
More data needed before ocean release of Fukushima water
There is insufficient scientific data to support release of contaminated water from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 24, 2022
Threat of blackouts drives Japan to embrace nuclear power again
The government aims to have a total of 17 nuclear reactors online, including 10 reactors that have already been approved to operate, to better prepare for possible energy supply shortages.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 17, 2022
Japan utilities get contract offer from new Russian operator of Sakhalin-2
The Russian entity replaces the project operator Sakhalin Energy as Moscow rewrites rules for foreign firms operating in the country amid global sanctions after its invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 3, 2022
Most major Japan utilities post losses as Ukraine conflict forces up fuel prices
'We have a strong sense of crisis,' TEPCO Executive Vice President Hiroyuki Yamaguchi said at a news conference.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 20, 2022
Japan's power crunch seen continuing despite nuclear plant restarts
A total of 10 nuclear reactors in Japan have cleared new standards set by the Nuclear Regulation Authority and have received the green light from local municipalities.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2022
Kishida sets high nuclear power target that Japan may struggle to meet
Unclear plans for restarts, combined with the threat of legal challenges and the need for inspections at operational facilities, could stymie efforts to bring more power stations online.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 15, 2022
Jera to start new coal-fired power plant to ease Japan's electricity crunch
The move represents a rare example of a new coal power plant being built in a developed country, as many industrialized nations have been shutting down coal plants for years.

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