Chubu Electric Power Co Inc (9502.T)
* Wants to merge its fossil fuel plants with Chubu Elec's (Adds details of Tepco's plan)
* Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings has partnered on nuclear safety with fellow utilities Chubu Electric Power and Hokuriku Electric Power - Nikkei Source text:(http://s.nikkei.com/2lYQWvi) Further company coverage:
TOKYO, Feb 17 Japan's liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers are upending the traditional practices of the market, using their leverage as the world's biggest buyers of the fuel to wrestle concessions for more flexible terms.
* Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and Chubu Electric Power together will take a 10% stake in ReNew Power - Nikkei
TOKYO, Nov 4 Forced into action by falling customers due to market liberalization and a shrinking population, Japan's utilities are ditching old long-term coal and gas supply contracts in favour of more short-term, opportunistic trading.