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29 March, 2018

Ikata-2 NPP to Be Decommissioned – Would Not be Profitable Beyond Forty Years

On March 27, Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co. decided to permanently shut down its Ikata-2 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 566MWe), located in Ikata Town, Ehime Prefecture. It has been about thirty-six years since the unit was first commissioned, and to extend its permitted operating lifetime from forty to sixty years would require a huge investment for the safety measures required to comply with Japan’s new regulatory standards.

Ikata NPPsPrior to the decision, the power utility had been examining the possibility of restarting the unit. With power demand in the Shikoku area having been declining, however, it eventually determined that continued operation would not be profitable. The Ikata-2 NPP, which entered commercial service in 1982, was originally authorized to operate until 2022, some forty years after operation began. With approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Japan (NRA), its operating lifetime could have been extended a maximum of another twenty years, but that would have required funds exceeding a total of JPY100 billion (USD952 million at USD1=JPY105) to carry out safety measures, including seismic retrofitting. Given the unit’s small output of just 566MW, the sticking point was that no major improv...more
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