Sept 1 Tokyo Electric Power Co , known
as Tepco, and Tohoku Electric Power Co plan to restart
fossil-fuel power generators that have been offline since the
March 11 disaster by the end of the year, Japan's Nikkei
business daily said.
Restarting these idled fossil-fuel power generators will
boost combined output capacity at the two utilities by 1.25
million kilowatts by year-end, the paper reported.
The two utilities aim to restart the idled generators at
their jointly owned coal-fired power plant in Soma, Fukushima
prefecture, by temporarily using fuel oil because efforts to
rebuild damaged coal-unloading facilities have been delayed, the
The two offline generators at the Soma plant would be
revived by the end of the year, the paper said.
The Soma plant has a 2 million kilowatt output capacity, but
its operations using fuel oil will generate just 1 million
kilowatts, Nikkei said.
One 250,000 kilowatts coal-fired generator is slated to
resume operations by the end of the year at the two utilities'
jointly owned fossil-fuel plant in Nakoso, Fukushima Prefecture,
the business paper said.
An oil-fired unit that had been suspended before March will
likely start generating power again next summer, adding a
further 175,000 kilowatts, Nikkei added.
The output from all these restarted generators will be
shared equally by Tepco and Tohoku Electric, the paper said.
(Reporting by Satyanarayan Iyer in Bangalore; Editing by Viraj
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