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Top 10 Biggest Nuclear Power Plants in Japan (But all of them are out of service now)

Here is the list of nuclear power plants in Japan.

Plant   Location kW
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant 柏崎刈羽原子力発電所 Niigata Pref. Kashiwazaki 8,212,000
Ooi power plant 大飯発電所 Fukui Pref. Oi county 4,710,000
Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant 福島第二原子力発電所 Fukushima Prep. Futaba county 4,400,000
Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station 浜岡原子力発電所 Shizuoka Pref. Omaezaki 3,617,000
Genkai nuclear power plant 玄海原子力発電所 Saga pref. Higashimatsuura county 3,478,000
Takahama power plant 高浜発電所 Fukui Pref. Oi county 3,392,000
Onagawa Nuclear Power Station 女川原子力発電所 Miyagi Pref. Oshika County 2,174,000
Tomari Power Station 泊発電所 Hokkaido Furuu county 2,070,000
Ikata power plant 伊方発電所 Ehime Pref. Nishiuwa county 2,022,000
Shiga nuclear power plant 志賀原子力発電所 Ishikawa Pref. Hakui county 1,898,000
Sendai nuclear power plant 川内原子力発電所 Kagoshima Pref. Satsumasendai 1,780,000
Mihama Nuclear Power Plant 美浜発電所 Fukui Pref. Mikata county 1,666,000
Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant 敦賀発電所 Fukui Pref. Tsuruga 1,517,000
Shimane Nuclear Power Plant 島根原子力発電所 Shimane pref. Matuse 1,280,000
Higashidōri Nuclear Power Plant 東通原子力発電所 Aomori Pref. Shimokita county 1,100,000
Tokai Nuclear Power Plant 東海第二発電所 Ibaraki pref. Naka county 1,100,000
Monju Nuclear Power Plant もんじゅ Fukui Pref. Tsuruga 280,000


Source is and Wikipedia.

Currently (2013 Sep. 28th) all of them are suspended. Fukushima (1) Nuclear Power Plant (1,884,000 kW) was shut down permanently because of the earthquake in 2011. We are living without electricity from nuclear power plants. 

It is planned that Ooi power plant and Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant are going to be activated again in the future. 

As you may notice there are a lot of power plants in Fukui. Fukui is a kind of hometown of nuclear power plants.

In Japan, there are 10 main electricity companies. Service areas of them are not overlapped. It means there is just one electricity company for each city/town. We can not choose an electricity company. The following is the list of electricity companies and their territories. 2016 updated; we can buy electricity from some agencies, in stead of the source company.

  Company Territory
北海道電力 Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc. Hokkaido
東北電力 Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. Tohoku district & Niigata
東京電力 TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc.) Kanto district & Yamanashi, part of Shizuoka
北陸電力 Hokuriku Electric Power Co. Ishikawa, Toyama, part of "Fukui, Gifu"
中部電力 Chubu Electric Power Aichi, Nagano, most of "Gifu, Mie, Shizuoka"
関西電力 Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. Kinki district, part of "Fukui, Gifu, Mie"
中国電力 Chugoku Electric Power Co., Inc. Chugoku district
四国電力 Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc. Shikoku district
九州電力 Kyushu Electric Power Co., Inc. Kyushu district. exclude Okinawa
沖縄電力 Okinawa Electric Power Okinawa


Fukushima (1) Nuclear Power Plant which belongs to TEPCO is located in the territory of Tohoku Electric Power Co. TEPCO has another plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa is located in the Tohoku Electric Power's area. So it is a strange thing that TEPCO does not have their own plant in their own area. 

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