Japan’s nuclear output to rise this summer

Reactors 3 and 4 at the Takahama nuclear power plant are set to restart by early Q3, boosting Japanese generation capacity
By Catriona Scott 27 April 2017
Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant. Reactors 3 and 4 are scheduled to restart in the next few months. (PA)

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Japan looks set to bring more nuclear reactors back online in Q2/Q3, which will hit gas-fired power generation during the peak of the summer.

Reactors 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric’s Takahama nuclear power plant are both scheduled to restart full commercial operations by early Q3. Kansai has announced that reactor 4 is scheduled to be back online in May and will start commercial operations in June, while reactor 3 will restart in June...

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