Nuclear reactor in Takahama to go back online on July 26

Kansai Electric Power Co. will resume generating and transmitting electricity at the No. 3 reactor at the Takahama nuclear power plant on July 26, the company announced on July 19. The company had said the timing of resuming operations was undecided after a regular inspection that started in March discovered damage to heating tubes at the nuclear reactor …

Japan’s Nuclear Power Plants in 2022

Prior to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, 54 nuclear reactors were in operation in Japan, supplying approximately 30% of the country’s electric power. However, the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was a drastic blow to nuclear power’s reputation, leading to increased distrust and unease toward the energy source. As of …

The last nuclear plant in California – and the unexpected quest to save it

The Diablo Canyon nuclear plant, on the edge of the Pacific ocean, was due to close in three years. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images The Diablo Canyon facility, which provides 9% of the state’s energy, was due to shutter in 2025, but the state’s energy crunch could save it. California’s last nuclear plant was nearing the end …

PJM capacity prices fall 32% with more nuclear, solar capacity clearing in the latest auction

Capacity prices across most of the PJM Interconnection fell 32% to a 10-year low of $34.13/MW-day from $50/MW-day in the previous auction, possibly reflecting recent rule changes, the grid operator said Tuesday. PJM bought 144,871 MW of capacity for the capacity year that starts June 1, 2023, for $2.2 billion, down from $4 billion in the last …

Biden Proposes Changes to Help Rescue California Nuclear Plant

The US Department of Energy is proposing changes requested by California Governor Gavin Newsom that will allow the state’s last nuclear power plant to qualify for federal financial assistance. The Energy Department proposed removing a requirement that would have prevented PG&E Corp.’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant from getting a portion of $6 billion in …