Kepco stopped 8 thermal power plants for the oversupply of electricity to restart Ohi nuclear plant
As the reason to restart Ohi nuclear plant, Kepco and Japanese government pointed out the risk of power shortage, but Kepco stopped 8 thermal power plants after Ohi restart and the total power output decreased.
Kepco and Japanese government’s explanation turned out to be a lie.
They were deceived who thought the restart of Ohi nuclear is necessary to avoid power shortage again.
Kepco restarted Ohi nuclear plant unit3 on 7/1/2012.[Link] It started full operation on 7/9/2012, then Kepco stopped 8 thermal power plants on the same day.
However, the power output of Ohi nuclear plant is 1.18 million kW, where the total power output of 8 thermal power plants is 3.84 million kW. After restarting a nuclear plant and shutting down 8 thermal power plants, the total power supply decreased.
1.18 – 3.84 = -2.66 million kW
Spokes man of Kepco Kyoto branch stated they shut down those 8 thermal power plants because they have oversupply of power for the question of Kyoto labor’s union.
However, Kepco is still suggesting the possibility of planned power outage, asking Osaka citizens to save electricity. The reason is not explained.
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Actually, nothing has progressed in the plant since 2011. We still don't even know what is going on inside. They must keep cooling the crippled reactors by water, but additionally groundwater keeps flowing into the reactor buildings from the broken parts. This is why highly contaminated water is always produced more than it can circulate. Tepco is planning to officially discharge this water to the Pacific but Tritium is still remaining in it. They dilute this with seawater so that it is legally safe, but scientifically the same amount of radioactive tritium is contained. They say it is safe to discharge, but none of them have drunk it.