Centrica inks demand side response deal with Japan’s TEPCO

The Japanese firm will be using the UK energy giant’s DSR platform to provide the transmission system operator with flexibility services for the reserve market

Energy storage company re-energised with £25m Japanese investment

Zenobe Energy is backed by the former boss of National Grid and has around 73MW of operational assets

UK firm’s AI platform to manage ‘world’s largest’ cluster of batteries in Japan

The installations across 3,500 households have a combined capacity of 35MWh

TEPCO ‘likely to decommission Fukushima Daini nuclear plant’

Its four reactors have been shut down since the nuclear accident at the neighbouring Fukushima Daiichi plant

TEPCO invests in UK energy blockchain

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has invested in a UK-based blockchain. Electron’s blockchain technology aims to establish more efficient, flexible, and reliable systems for the energy sector. Working with TEPCO, the company will explore the potential to change existing centralised structures to decentralised systems in energy transactions by using blockchain. Paul Ellis, CEO of […]

Japanese firm gets approval for first reactors since Fukushima

Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) has been granted initial safety approval to restart two reactors at a nuclear plant. It is the first approval from Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) since the Fukushima incident in 2011, which led to a meltdown of reactors following an earthquake and tsunami. The NRA said two reactors at the […]

Japanese utility invests £500k in UK battery firm

A Japanese energy firm has announced a £500,000 equity investment in a UK battery company. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which serves more than 29 million homes and businesses in Japan, said it is part of its plans to grow its portfolio of innovative start-ups. Moixa offers smart battery for residential customers that helps households […]

Firms to build coal power plants in Fukushima

Five firms have joined forces to build two 540MW coal-fired power plants in Fukushima. The project was launched with the aim of creating an industrial base and opening up job opportunities to support local economic recovery. They will use an integrated coal gasification combined-cycle (IGCC), which the companies claim is the “next-generation clean coal technology”. They expect it […]

IAEA inspects safety of Japanese nuclear plant

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has completed an operational safety review of a nuclear station in Japan. The Japanese Government asked the IAEA to inspect the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station. In a 14-day review, the Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) noted a series of good practices and made recommendations to reinforce some safety measures […]

Worker dies at Japanese nuclear plant

A worker at the troubled Japanese nuclear plant who fell 10 metres into an empty water tank this morning has died. He was flown to a local hospital by air ambulance for treatment but his death was later confirmed at the hospital. The plant’s owner TEPCO expressed “sincere condolences” to the family and said it will investigate […]