JAPAN ATOMIC INDUSTRIAL FORUM, INC.

for Japanese

ATOMS in JAPAN

10 May, 2018

Ohi-4 NPP Restarted, Kansai EP to Lower Rates 4%

On May 9, the Kansai Electric Power Co. (Kansai EP) restarted its Ohi-4 Nuclear Power Plant (PWR, 1180MWe) in Ohi Town, Fukui Prefecture. Kansai EP plans to lower power rates as early as July by an average of some 4% for households.

Kansai EP's Ohi NPPs

The restarted Ohi-4 achieved criticality at 3:00 a.m. on May 10 and the fission process has remained stable. On the 11th, it will connect to the grid, with full operation expected on the 14th. After final inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the unit will reenter commercial service in early June.

It is the eighth NPP at five NPP sites to be restarted under the new regulatory standards. The two most recent, in March, were the company’s Ohi-3 NPP (PWR, 1180MWe) and the Genkai-3 NPP (PWR, 1180MWe), owned and operated by the Kyushu Electric Power Co., in Genkai Town, Saga Prefecture.

Kansai EP had initially hoped to restart Ohi-4 in March. That target was delayed two months as a result of data falsifications on products at Kobe Steel Ltd. The Ohi-3 has already resumed commercial operation.

Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SNS facebooktwitter

NPPs Map

Video

Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R)

9 August, 2018
Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R)01:38

Recent News

17 October, 2018
Shikoku Electric Power Asks Japan’s NRA to Approve Ikata-2 Decommissioning Plan
10 October, 2018
The Implications of Removing the “Sun Child” Statue in Fukushima
5 October, 2018
JAIF Press Briefing: President Takahashi Foresees Progress in BWR Examinations by NRA
28 September, 2018
NRA Approves Review Report Finding Tokai-2 NPP Compatible with New Regulatory Standards
28 September, 2018
Hiroshima High Court Rules to Allow Ikata-3 to Restart
26 September, 2018
Japanese Booth Holds Opening Ceremony at IAEA General Conference
20 September, 2018
62nd IAEA GC Opens: Japan’s Minister of State for Science Stresses National Policy of Reducing Plutonium Holdings
13 September, 2018
NRA Chairman Rebuts Idea that Hokkaido Blackouts Could Have Been Averted Had Tomari NPPs Been Restarted
12 September, 2018
JAEC Chairman Oka Give High Marks to the IAEA Joint Nuclear Energy Management School
10 September, 2018
NRA Chairman Worried that Tritium Water Storage Would Complicate Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning
▲TOP