Chiba-Sodegaura power station

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Chiba-Sodegaura power station is a proposed 2,000-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.[1][2]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Sodegaura-shi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

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In September 2019, Japan’s Tokyo Gas and Kyushu Electric Power proposed a plan to build a gas-fired power station at Sodegaura in Chiba, near Tokyo. The two companies, along with Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd., previously planned to build a 2,000 MW coal-fired power station at the same site, known as Chiba power station, but cancelled this plan in January 2019 saying it was not economically feasible.[1][3]

Chiba-Sodegaura Energy Co. Ltd.—the company formed by Tokyo Gas and Kyushu Electric in their joint venture—plans to make a final investment decision on the power station between 2020 and 2024, with an aim to start operation in the later half of the 2020s.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Chiba-Sodegaura Energy Co. Ltd.[1]
  • Parent company: Kyushu Electric Power Company, Tokyo Gas[1]
  • Location: Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 35.4303, 139.9549 (approximate)[2]
  • Gross capacity (proposed): 2,000 MW
    • Combined-cycle unit[2]: 2,000 MW[2] (to start 2025)[4]