The Board of Kyushu Electric Co., Ltd. has determined to decommission the Genkai Nuclear Power Unit 2.
?Genkai No.2 will attain the tip of its operation interval in March 2021. To broaden the working interval, an software must be submitted earlier than the deadline of March 31, 2020, as primarily based on the procedures of regulatory approval of an extension.
We have thought-about submitting this software to allow future use of the plant’s current services.
?In setting Specific Safety Facilities for adapting to the brand new regulatory requirements, there was the peculiar technological restriction about guaranteeing house. The prospects for its output and remaining industrial operation interval, has led to the choice to not start the approval process on extension of the working interval for Genkai No.2.
?In March 1981, Genkai No.2 had began operation and for an extended time frame it performed an essential function in offering a secure energy provide and in sustaining a low electrical energy charge, and thus a fantastic contribution to the event of Kyushu’s economic system.
(The complete quantity of energy generated by Genkai No.2 is roughly 120 billion kWh)
?This wouldn’t have been attainable with out the understanding and cooperation of the residents of Genkai-cho, Saga Prefecture and different events. We wish to thank them as soon as once more for his or her assist.
?From now on, we’ll undergo numerous procedures relating to the decommissioning of Genkai No.2. We will proceed with the steps of decommissioning of Genkai No.1 and No.2.
?During the decommissioning of Genkai No.1 and a pair of, we’ll place the best precedence on security and we’ll hold in shut communication with neighboring residents and members of native communities as now we have executed up to now. We wish to ask to your continued understanding and assist.
?As a results of this determination, our operational nuclear energy might be four models of Genkai No.three,four and Sendai No.1,2. However, nuclear power is thought to be an essential base load energy supply within the authorities’s Strategic Energy Plan and in view of such elements as power safety and stopping grovel warming, we purpose to proceed the era of four nuclear models whereas inserting the best precedence on guaranteeing security and safety. (Source: Kyushu Electric – Image Japan Times)
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