Kawasaki City power station
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Kawasaki City power station is a proposed 1,300-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco)—Japan's top electricity provider—and JXTG Holdings—Japan's top oil company—will team up to build a natural-gas-fired power plant in the city of Kawasaki. The project will cost an estimated 120 billion yen ($1.08 billion).
JXTG already operates an 850 MW gas-fired plant in Kawasaki with Tokyo Gas, but in July 2017, the company cancelled plans to build two additional natural gas-fired power units at that jointly-operated Kawasaki power plant due to a lack of economic feasibility amid growing competition after the liberalization of Japan’s retail power market in April 2016.
This new, proposed Tepco/JXTG venture will allow JXTG to further expand its presence in the retail electricity market and will also allow Tepco to build a cost-competitive plant with cutting-edge technology while limiting its financial burden.
With no updates on the plans apparent since September 2017, the proposal is considered shelved.
- Sponsor: Tokyo Electric Power Co.; JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
- Parent company: TEPCO Fuel & Power; JXTG Holdings, Inc., 
- Location: Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
- Coordinates: 35.5308, 139.7029 (approximate)
- Gross capacity (shelved): 1,300 MW
Articles and Resources
- "Tepco, JXTG to partner on power plant, city gas" Nikkei Asian Review, Sept. 2, 2017.
- "Tokyo Gas, JXTG scrap plan for Kawasaki gas-fired plant expansion" July 17, 2017.
- About Us, TEPCO, accessed May 15, 2020
- ＪＸＴＧホールディングス株式会社, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed May 15, 2020