05.03.2013

Japan's nuclear plants unlikely to restart this year

(Montel) None of Japan's nuclear power plants that were taken offline in March 2011 are likely to restart operations within the year as stringent government safety checks remain incomplete, the Kyodo news agency reported on Sunday, according to Dow Jones.

Kansai Electric Power’s Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture, currently the only operating nuclear plant in the country, is also likely to be suspended in September for routine checks regardless of the new safety standards that are planned to enter into force in July, according to the survey of the 10 power companies that have nuclear plants.

The financial burden on Japan’s utilities could hit JPY 1.1tn as they increase safety following the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

Kyushu Electric Power said it could restart two of its nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan in July if inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority are completed swiftly, but all the other utilities declined to provide specific dates, Dow Jones Reported.

Kyodo reported Shikoku Electric Power as saying it will aim to restart its reactors as soon as possible, but a senior official at the plant said said it would be "impossible to restart within the year" unless the government's safety inspections are conducted more speedily.

Snjólfur Richard Sverrisson

richard@montel.no
07:42, Monday, 4 March 2013


Markedskommentar uke 42 2020

Spotprisen på Østlandet i prisområde NO1 har den siste tiden steget betraktelig, fra rundt 3-4 øre/kWh de første dagene i oktober til over 20 øre/kWh de siste dagene denne uken.

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Markedskommentar uke 41 2020

Spotprisen på Østlandet i prisområde NO1 ble i forrige uke 2,95 øre/kWh. Denne uken ser prisen ut til å bli rundt 9 øre/kWh. Det er fremdeles svært lave kraftpriser i Norge og prisene ligger godt under prisene i våre naboland som Sverige, Danmark og Finland. Forventet pris for kommende uke er 15 øre/kWh for Sør-Norge.

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Blir det flere år med lave priser?

Mer vannkraft, mer vindkraft og mer kjernekraft gjør at kraftprisene kan holde seg lave lenge.

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Markedskommentar uke 40 2020

Strømmarkedet har lagt bak seg en stabil uke der prisen på Østlandet i prisområde NO1 i gjennomsnitt ser ut til å bli rundt 2,5 øre/kWh. Forventet pris for kommende uke er rundt 6 øre/kWh.

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