Jun 23, 2013
The Baltimore Sun
Factbox: Japan utilities' assumptions for reactor restart dates
Six of Japan's regional electricity monopolies have included plans to restart 20 reactors by September 2015 in applications for rate hikes that have to be signed off by the country's industry ministry.
TABLE-Japan nuclear plant ops
The table below shows the latest operational status of Japan's nuclear power plants according to each utility's website and announcements.
Fossil fuels can't save Japan from power shortage -report
Japan would face a serious electricity shortage if all its 54 nuclear reactors stopped operating, since the country would be unable to bridge the gap with just fossil fuel, the Japan Center for Economic Research said in a report.
UPDATE 1-Tepco ups power supply, vows to avoid blackouts
Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Friday it has boosted power supply by 1 percent for the summer and vowed to do all it can to avoid rolling blackouts, with the country fighting to maintain energy supplies as the crisis at the utility's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant rumbles on.