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Kansai Electric Power
Power in Knowledge Sharing: How Kansai Electric Used Data to Transform Its Power Plants
For numerous years, Kansai Electric Power Co., Japan’s second largest power company, operated as a regional monopoly, providing the majority of power to the Osaka, Kyoto and Kobe areas. However, in 2011, the Fukushima earthquake triggered a tsunami that disabled the power supply and cooling at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, resulting in a nuclear meltdown. After the crisis, in 2016, the Japanese government passed the largest energy reforms since 1951, fully liberalizing the nation’s electrical market. For Kansaii, the energy reforms brought new opportunities, such as the opening of a $200 billion dollar market with lots of new, competing producers.