The Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. , also known as Kanden , is an electric utility with its operational area of Kansai region, Japan .The Kansai region is Japan’s second-largest industrial area, and in normal times, its most nuclear-reliant. Before the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a band of 11 nuclear reactors — north of the major cities Osaka and Kyoto — supplied almost 50 percent of the region’s power.As of January 2012, only one of those reactors was still running. In March 2012, the last reactor was taken off the powergrid. Wikipedia.
Seino Y.,Kansai Electric Power Co.
Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy | Year: 2014
Introduction: Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are expected to provide adequate glycemic control, and be safe and well tolerated, for treating type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Luseogliflozin is a highly selective SGLT2 inhibitor that was recently approved for marketing and launched in Japan to treat T2DM.Areas covered: This review summarizes the published data regarding the mechanism of action, clinical efficacy, and safety of luseogliflozin for treating T2DM. Other potential benefits of luseogliflozin, including lowering body weight and blood pressure, beyond its glucose-lowering effects are also discussed.Expert opinion: Luseogliflozin lowers plasma glucose concentration and body weight, and has beneficial effects on other clinically relevant parameters, including blood pressure and uric acid, in patients with T2DM. Although it had a good safety profile in clinical trials, there may be some safety concerns, including a possible decrease in muscle mass and an increase in ketone bodies. Therefore, careful administration and consideration of its benefit-risk balance are necessary. When using luseogliflozin, it is important to select appropriate patients and to adhere to its guidelines for use. If used correctly, luseogliflozin is expected to be positioned as a new type of oral hypoglycemic drug for treating T2DM. © 2014 Informa UK, Ltd. Source
Hatano N.,Kansai Electric Power Co. |
Ise T.,Osaka University
IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery | Year: 2010
This paper presents a control scheme of cascaded H-bridge STATCOM in three-phase power systems. Cascaded H-bridge STATCOM has merits in point of switching losses, output harmonics, and the number of circuit components. But every H-bridge cell has isolated dc capacitors. So the balancing problem of capacitor voltages exists. Since STATCOM is often requested to operate under asymmetrical condition by power system faults, capacitor voltage balancing between phase clusters is particularly important. Solving this problem, a technique using zero-sequence voltage and negative-sequence current is proposed. By this scheme, the STATCOM is allowed to operate under asymmetrical conditions by power system faults. The validity is examined by digital simulation under one line and two-lines fault circuit condition. © 2010 IEEE. Source
Nakajima T.,Kansai Electric Power Co.
Energy Policy | Year: 2013
This study examines whether the spot prices in the Japan Electric Power Exchange are efficiently formed from April 3, 2006, to March 31, 2012, using the conventional and rank-based variance-ratio tests. The results seem to reject the efficient market hypothesis in the market. Moreover, by applying Granger-causality tests, this paper investigates whether the power price is determined from the information of primary energy and exchange markets that directly affect the cost of power generation. The results indicate no Granger-causality from the prices of oil and gas and the exchange rate to the price of electricity. Finally, this paper discusses the factors that lead to inefficient and mysterious price formation. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source
Kansai Electric Power Co. | Date: 2014-03-19
Kansai Electric Power Co. and Mitsubishi Group | Date: 2013-12-02
A system for collecting carbon dioxide in flue gas includes a stack that discharges flue gas discharged from an industrial facility to outside, a blower that is installed at the downstream side of the stack and draws the flue gas therein, a carbon-dioxide collecting device that collects carbon dioxide in the flue gas drawn in by the blower, and a gas flow sensor arranged near an exit side within the stack. A drawing amount of the flue gas by the blower to the carbon-dioxide collecting device is increased until an flow rate of the flue gas from the stack becomes zero in the gas flow sensor, and when the discharged amount of flue gas from the stack becomes zero, drawing in any more than that amount is stopped, and the carbon dioxide in the flue gas is collected while the flue gas is drawn in by a substantially constant amount.