Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (9503.T)
23 Mar 2018
* No immediate safety concerns, utility tells regulator (Adds detail, response from Mitsubishi Materials)
* Reactors slowly being restarted after Fukushima crisis (Recasts with Kansai Electric confirmation, adds Kyushu Electric)
TOKYO, Nov 30 Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co will delay a nuclear plant restart by two months to make checks related to the data-fabrication scandal that has engulfed Kobe Steel Ltd, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.
TOKYO Japan's three big power utilities reported another decline in electricity sales for the first half of the year as new entrants grab market share following liberalization of the 8 trillion yen ($71 billion) retail power market a year and a half ago.