Chiba-Sodegaura power station
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The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Sodegaura-shi, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
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.
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.
- Sponsor: Chiba-Sodegaura Energy Co. Ltd.
- Parent company: Kyushu Electric Power Company, Tokyo Gas
- Location: Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
- Coordinates: 35.4303, 139.9549 (approximate)
- Gross capacity (proposed): 2,000 MW
- "Tokyo Gas, Kyushu Elec form JV to consider building gas-fired power plant" Reuters, Sept. 3, 2019.
- Tokyo Gas and Kyuden Established Chiba Sodegaura Power Co.,Ltd, Tokyo Gas, September2, 2019
- Chiba Sodegaura No.1 (tentative)/Chiba Sodegaura Energy/Sodegaura city, Chiba pref. Japan Coal Plant Tracker, accessed November 2019.
- Sodegaura power plant drops coal-biomass, turns to gas, Argus, January 31, 2019