POWER UTILITY | Cesar Tordesillas, Japan

Unit 1 of Hirono plant in Fukushima gets restarted

TEPCO has restarted the 600MW unit No 1 at its Hirono thermal-power plant in Fukushima prefecture, Japan, which was idled for maintenance after the 11 March 2011 earthquake.


The plants Units 2 and 4 were also closed due to the disaster.

This is the second of the five units to resume operations after the quake.

Tokyo Electric Power plans to start producing full output of 3,800MW from the plant by restarting the other three units by the end of this month.


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