• JERA looking to build two new high-efficiency gas units at Chita plant

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      Patrick Lavery

      Combustion Industry News Editor

Power magazine has reported that JERA, the joint venture between Tokyo Electric and Chubu Electric, has submitted planning documents for the addition of two new gas-fired combined cycle units, to be run off imported LNG, at its Chita Thermal Power Station, south of Nagoya on Ise Bay in Aichi Prefecture. JERA is in the process of closing five of the existing units at Chita which were commissioned in the 1960s and 1970s, totalling around 3,000 MW, and the two new units will have a combined power generation capacity of 1,300 MW if/when they go online in 2027, with an expected gross thermal efficiency of approximately 63%. JERA began commercial operation of the 650 MW coal-fired Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station, north of Tokyo, in January, and has plans for a 600 MW capacity offshore wind project off the coast of Aomori Prefecture.