TEPCO Plans to Restart Thermal Plants

12 May 2011 (Last Updated May 12th, 2011 18:30)

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has unveiled plans to restart operations at two of its thermal power plants in Japan, in a bid to accommodate power shortages during the peak season. TEPCO will restart the 600MW No.2 unit and 1,000MW No.4 unit at its Hirono thermal plant and another 1

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has unveiled plans to restart operations at two of its thermal power plants in Japan, in a bid to accommodate power shortages during the peak season.

TEPCO will restart the 600MW No.2 unit and 1,000MW No.4 unit at its Hirono thermal plant and another 1,000MW coal-fired unit at Hitachinaka in Ibaraki.

The company estimates that it will supply 55,200MW of power by the end of July.

The thermal power plants have been shut due to the earthquake, which hit the nation on 11 March.