FUKUI, Japan, July 3, Kyodo
The No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture will resume power transmission on Thursday at the earliest, instead of Wednesday as initially expected, the utility said Tuesday.
The delay is unavoidable as the power-generation turbine needs to be adjusted, Kansai Electric said.
After being idled for over 15 months for mandatory checks, the 1.18 million kilowatt reactor was reactivated Sunday night, the first reactor restart in Japan since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster triggered by the earthquake and tsunami in March last year.