Kyushu Electric Returns to Profit With Help of Nuclear

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  • Annual net income totals 73.5 billion yen vs loss a year ago
  • Japanese utilities also benefitting from lower fuel costs

Kyushu Electric Power Co., the only Japanese utility with a nuclear power plant currently operating, returned to profit last fiscal year, underscoring the financial benefits from atomic generation to utilities facing challenges ranging from heightened competition to a slump in energy consumption.

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