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Analysis & Forecasts

Asia Pacific

December 2018

Japan’s nuclear output will rise following the commercial restart of the Ikata 3 reactor at the end of last month. The legal challenges facing the reactor were rejected in mid-November. Japan’s primary energy supply from nuclear power in Q3 was up by 43.8% on an annual basis, and further annual growth will be seen in Q4. Japan now has 9.1 GW of operational nuclear capacity, and the growth in nuclear power has hit generation from other fuels. Primary energy supply from gas fell by 2%...