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JERA's Yokosuka power plant replacement plan moves forward

Both units will have a capacity of 650MW.

Enerdata reported that the Japanese power and gas utility JERA has submitted the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the construction of the Yokosuka-1 and Yokosuka-2 coal-fired power plant projects in Yokosuka (Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan). Both units are expected to have a capacity of 650 MW and will be commissioned in 2023 and 2024, respectively. They will replace the current Yokosuka oil-fired units, which consists of six 350 MW oil-fired units commissioned between 1964 and 1970, one 144 MW gas turbine (2007) and a 30 MW emergency turbine (1971).

Established in 2015, JERA is a fuel purchasing equal joint venture of two major Japanese power companies, TEPCO Fuel & Power and Chubu Electric. JERA announced in September 2016 that it would refurbish and operate 5.6 GW of thermal capacity by 2023, including the Yokosuka power plant.

This article was originally published by Enerdata.

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