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Asia Pacific Consumption

April 2018

Japan’s nuclear restarts will dampen requirements for gas-fired power generation in H2.

Additional reactor restarts in Japan will see the country’s operational nuclear capacity rise over the coming months. The increased nuclear generation will hit demand for gas-fired power during the summer peak. 

Kansai Electric’s Ohi 3 resumed commercial operations in mid-April, after technical restarts in March. Ohi 4 is due to restart in May, meaning both reactors are set to be providing power before the end of H1.

However, Kyushu Electric’s Genkai 3 reactor has faced setbacks,...