REGULATION | Staff Reporter, Japan

Kyushu Electric shuts down 600MW unit at Japan power plant

The unit's steam turbine was automatically shut down while generating 400MW of power.

Kyushu Electric Power has shut down operations at its 600MW No 4 unit at its gas-fired Shin-Kokura power plant in Japan, accoding to a Reuters report.

Operations are expected to resume in a week if the damage is minor.

Kyushu Electric said the breakdown of the unit would not have any effect on its ability to meet electricity demand this year.

One of the three other active reactors at the plant will undergo maintenance by early September, while the other two will be shut by the end of this year.

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