Japan plans major energy storage project

The Japanese Government has announced plans to install a large-scale energy storage project in its second largest island. The 60MWh system to be built at a substation on the northern island of Hokkaido (pictured) is expected to be the “largest of its kind” and installed within the next two years, according to reports. The island […]

Last nuclear plant shuts down- what next for Japan?

Japan has been one of the world’s biggest nuclear powers for almost half a century. As of this weekend, the last plant in operation following the Fukushima disaster last year prepares to go offline. The Hokkaido electric power company is shutting down the No3 reactor at its Tomari plant for maintenance on Saturday, making the […]