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Kepco may scrap two aging reactors over upgrade costs

Sep 5, 2014

OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co., the operator of the Mihama nuclear power plant in western Japan, is mulling scrapping two aging reactors at the complex, as it may be too costly to upgrade equipment to meet new standards imposed following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. 433 more words

Japan

SPC mulls expansion of Naga power complex

MANILA – SPC Power Corp is keen on constructing a new coal plant within the Naga power complex in Cebu.

Alfredo Ballesteros, SPC senior vice president, today told reporters that the company is in discussions with Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) for the construction of a 200-megawatt (MW) coal plant. 170 more words

Power Generation

Japanese nuclear utility paid kickbacks to Japanese prime ministers for almost two decades, according to former KEPCO exec

The Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday:

A former top official at Kansai Electric Power Co. has come forward to reveal a nearly 20-year history of doling out “top secret” huge donations to Japanese prime ministers, funded on the backs of ratepayers. 481 more words

Nuclear Power