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TABLE-Japan nuclear reactor operations: Kyushu Electric shuts Sendai No. 2 reactor

    TOKYO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Kyushu Electric Power
 has shut the No. 2 reactor at its Sendai nuclear power
plant in southwestern Japan to undergo maintenance, refuelling
and other checks, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
    The utility shut the 890-megawatt (MW) reactor on Monday and
plans to restart it in mid-June, the spokesperson said.
    Apart from regular maintenance and refuelling, the company
started a special inspection of the reactor on Monday to collect
data that is required to have its operating life extended beyond
40 years.
    Kyushu Electric will determine whether to apply for an
extension of up to 20 years based on the results of the
inspection, the spokesperson said.
    In principle, the operation period of a reactor is 40 years
and it can be extended only once. The Sendai No. 2 unit will
turn 40 years old in November 2025.  
    With the shutdown, Japan has seven operating nuclear
reactors with a total capacity of 7,060 MW. 
    Many reactors are still going through a re-licensing process
under safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima
disaster.  
    Nine regional power utilities and a wholesaler, Japan Atomic
Power Co (Japco), now have 33 reactors available for commercial
use, with a combined generating capacity of 33,083 MW. 
    The companies had 54 reactors operating before the Fukushima
disaster.
    The table below shows the status of Japan's nuclear power
plants. The regional utilities are: Chubu Electric Power
, Chugoku Electric Power, Hokkaido Electric
Power, Hokuriku Electric Power, Kansai
Electric Power, Kyushu Electric Power, Shikoku
Electric Power, Tohoku Electric Power and
Tokyo Electric Power. They are referred to in the table
by their regional name. 
        
  Company               Plant  Unit      MW              Status
 Hokkaido              Tomari     1     579    Shutdown 22/4/11
 Hokkaido              Tomari     2     579    Shutdown 26/8/11
 Hokkaido              Tomari     3     912     Shutdown 5/5/12
   Tohoku             Onagawa     2     825    Shutdown 6/11/10
   Tohoku             Onagawa     3     825    Shutdown 11/3/11
   Tohoku         Higashidori     1   1,100     Shutdown 6/2/11
    Tepco  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa     1   1,100     Shutdown 6/8/11
    Tepco  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa     2   1,100    Shutdown 16/7/07
    Tepco  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa     3   1,100    Shutdown 16/7/07
    Tepco  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa     4   1,100    Shutdown 16/7/07
    Tepco  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa     5   1,100    Shutdown 25/1/12
    Tepco  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa     6   1,356    Shutdown 26/3/12
    Tepco  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa     7   1,356    Shutdown 23/8/11
    Chubu             Hamaoka     3   1,100   Shutdown 29/11/10
    Chubu             Hamaoka     4   1,137    Shutdown 13/5/11
    Chubu             Hamaoka     5   1,380    Shutdown 14/5/11
 Hokuriku               Shika     1     540     Shutdown 1/3/11
 Hokuriku               Shika     2   1,206    Shutdown 11/3/11
   Kansai              Mihama     3     826   Shutdown 23/10/21
   Kansai            Takahama     1     826    Shutdown 10/1/11
   Kansai            Takahama     2     826   Shutdown 25/11/11
   Kansai            Takahama     3     870       Online 7/3/21
   Kansai            Takahama     4     870      Online 12/4/21
   Kansai                 Ohi     3   1,180       Online 3/7/21
   Kansai                 Ohi     4   1,180      Online 15/1/21
  Chugoku             Shimane     2     820    Shutdown 27/1/12
  Shikoku               Ikata     3     890      Online 6/12/21
   Kyushu              Genkai     3   1,180    Shutdown 21/1/22
   Kyushu              Genkai     4   1,180      Online 17/3/21
   Kyushu              Sendai     1     890     Online 18/12/21
   Kyushu              Sendai     2     890    Shutdown 21/2/22
    Japco         Tokai Daini     1   1,100    Shutdown 11/3/11
    Japco             Tsuruga     2   1,160     Shutdown 7/5/11
    Total                            33,083                    
 
 (Reporting by Yuka Obayashi; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)
  
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