Operations Resume at Isogo

Electric Power Development Co. today resumed partial operations at its Isogo thermal power plant in Kanagawa prefecture, near Tokyo.

The company, also known as J-Power, halted the plant after a fire on Nov. 24, according to a statement on its website today. The closure fire started on a conveyor belt. The fire, then spread to a coal-crushing facility and silos, was put out at 3:38 p.m., said Shigeru Hirayama, an official at the Isogo Fire Department. The blaze was contained using 42 fire trucks, two helicopters and one boat. Nobody was injured, he said.

The 1,200-megawatt station was offline for nearly 2 months, resulting in a substantial loss in revenue for J-Power, a wholesale power generation company which distributes power to 10 utilities across Japan.