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|JERA Considering New LNG-Fired Power Plants, Chita Units 7 & 8|
|= To replace existing Units 1-5 =|
Japan's JERA started a discussion on two new LNG-fired units construction in Chita, Aichi Prefecture. The company is considering to replace the first five of six units in the Chita power plant with the new Units 7 and 8 each with a capacity of 600 MW. It will judge whether to newly build them in light of future supply-demand balance and business circumstances. If the company gives the green light, they will advance the project to commence operations in FY2021 (ending March 2022).|
JERA submitted the Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, Japan (OCCTO) a plan to close the Chita Units 1-4 in FY2021 and Unit 5 in FY2026 respectively. The first four LNG-fired units constructed between 1966 and 1974 have capacities of 500-700 MW and the fifth unit with a capacity of 854 MW commenced operation in 1978. JERA has taken Units 1-4 off-stream for a long time.
JERA is advancing the replacement of old power plants taken over from its parent companies TEPCO F&P and Chubu Electric Power.
If the new plant project in Chita is realized, the plant's capacity is expected to be 2,054 MW — the two new 600 MW units and an existing 854 MW Unit 6 — which is lower than the current 3,966 MW but competitiveness including efficiency will be improved.
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