23 March 2018 Kyushu Electric Power Company today began the process of restarting operation of unit 3 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan’s Saga prefecture. The reactor is scheduled to resume commercial operation next month. The utility said the process of extracting the control rods from the 1180 MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR)
07 March 2018 Nuclear energy has faced serious challenges in recent years because of several factors: competition from low gas prices, subsidised renewables and slow growth in electricity demand in certain markets. But because of several powerful forces we are seeing signs that this year nuclear energy will come roaring back, writes Jarret Adams. Several
07 March 2018 China will “steadily promote” the development of nuclear power this year, according to a plan released today by the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA). The plan calls for five new nuclear power reactors to be brought online in 2018 and construction to be started on a further six to eight units. In
22 February 2018 The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) has today called on the country’s energy industry and the government to take a long-term view of energy planning and not be distracted by current oversupply. NIASA’s comments were in reaction to yesterday’s budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Gigaba’s speech, delivered to
28 June 2017 The nuclear industry brought more than 9 GWe of new plant on line last year, the largest annual increase in 25 years, according to a new World Nuclear Association report, putting it on track to achieve the Harmony goal of providing 25% of electricity in 2050 using 1000 GWe of new capacity.
18 May 2017 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described his Cabinet’s approval of the construction of ten indigenously designed pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) as a “big boost” for his Make in India program of localised manufacturing. The Cabinet, chaired by Modi, yesterday approved the construction of ten 700 MWe units in a “significant decision
17 May 2017 Kansai Electric Power Company announced today that it had restarted unit 4 of its Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture. The reactor – which together with unit 3 has been offline since March 2016 – is expected to re-enter commercial operation next month. Please read the complete article / news