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.[1]

Location

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

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Background

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).[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]

With no updates on the plans apparent since September 2017, the proposal is considered shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Tokyo Electric Power Co.; JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation[1]
  • Parent company: TEPCO Fuel & Power; JXTG Holdings, Inc.[3], [4]
  • Location: Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 35.5308, 139.7029 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (shelved): 1,300 MW[1]
    • Combined-cycle unit: 1,300 MW[1] (to start 2024)[1]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Tepco, JXTG to partner on power plant, city gas" Nikkei Asian Review, Sept. 2, 2017.
  2. "Tokyo Gas, JXTG scrap plan for Kawasaki gas-fired plant expansion" July 17, 2017.
  3. About Us, TEPCO, accessed May 15, 2020
  4. JXTGホールディングス株式会社, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, accessed May 15, 2020