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Power & Renewables

Asia Pacific May 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Asia Pacific

The outlook for Japanese nuclear power looks bleak, with several reactors expected to shut down next year because they will not comply with anti-terrorism standards. The Nuclear Regulatory Authority has set strict deadlines for nuclear plants to be compliant and appeals by plant owners to extend the deadlines have been denied. Four reactors could be taken offline next year accounting for more than a third of current operational capacity. This will reduce the share of nuclear power in Japan’s energy mix leaving the country more...