Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (9503.T)
19 Apr 2018
TOKYO Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co said on Wednesday it has used parts in important safety equipment at two of its nuclear plants that were supplied by a unit of Mitsubishi Materials Corp with possibly falsified data.
* No immediate safety concerns, utility tells regulator (Adds detail, response from Mitsubishi Materials)
TOKYO Two Japanese nuclear operators said on Thursday they will delay the restart of nuclear plants to check whether they have received compromised parts from Kobe Steel Ltd , which has admitted to widespread fabrication of data on products.
* Reactors slowly being restarted after Fukushima crisis (Recasts with Kansai Electric confirmation, adds Kyushu Electric)
TOKYO, Nov 30 Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co will delay a nuclear plant restart by two months to make checks related to the data-fabrication scandal that has engulfed Kobe Steel Ltd, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
TOKYO Japan's three big power utilities reported another decline in electricity sales for the first half of the year as new entrants grab market share following liberalization of the 8 trillion yen ($71 billion) retail power market a year and a half ago.