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JERA to decommission 3 oil-fired power plants

  • 6 months ago (2023-09-27)
  • David Flin
Asia 846 Oil 15

JERA , Japan’s biggest power generator, has announced that it will decommission three oil-fired power stations with a combined capacity of 2.6 GW at Hirono in eastern Japan in October 2023.

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The move comes as the company is replacing old thermal power plants with new ones with lower CO2 emissions.

JERA, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power , will permanently close the 43-year-old 0.6 GW No 1 unit, the 34-year-old 1 GW No 3 unit, and the 30-year-old 1 GW No 4 Unit at Hirono, all of which were shut down in 2016-2018.

JERA is currently replacing 2.99 GW thermal power plants with new facilities.