Sendai nuclear Unit 1 connects to grid

Sendai nuclear Unit 1 in Japan connects to power grid Kyushu Electric Power Co.

The Sendai 1 nuclear power unit in Japan is expected to reach commercial operations, almost three years after it was shut down following the Fukushima accident.

The unit began generating power on Aug. 14 and started the adjustment operation when it reached 95 percent output. Plant operator Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it notified Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority that it was changing the pre-service inspection of Unit 1 and it is expected to begin commercial operations Sept. 1.

Sendai units 1 and 2 were shut down after the 2011 Fukushima accident. In October, the nuclear plant received approval from the host town to restart. Kyushu started fuel loading in July.

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