Yokosuka power station
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Yokosuka power station is a proposed 1,300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
The undated satellite photo below shows Tepco's oil- and gas-fired Yokosuka thermal power station in the city of Yokosuka. The new power station is planned at this site.
In 2014 TEPCO and J-Power proposed a 1,000 MW coal-fired power station in the city of Yokosuka, with a planned operation date of 2020. It will be constructed at the site of Tepco's Yokosuka oil-fired power plant, which has been taken offline because of its age.
According to the Kiko Network, the unit would be 650 MW. It is under EIA assessment and planned for operation in 2023.
In April 2016 TEPCO said it was adding another 650 MW unit to the plant, also under permit review and planned for operation in 2024. J-Power is no longer listed as a sponsor. The plant is sponsored by Jera, the JV formed in 2015 between TEPCO and Chubu Electric Power.
In January 2018 the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment for the project was submitted by JERA, a joint subsidiary of TEPCO and Chubu Electric.
In April 2019 JERA's president stated that the company was still committed to building the plant despite the cancellation of several proposed coal plants in Japan and recent divestment from coal by numerous Japanese banks.
The EIS process was completed in February 2019.
- Sponsor: Jera
- Parent company: TEPCO, Chubu Electric Power
- Location: Yokosuka city, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
- Coordinates: 35.215556, 139.716389 (approximate)
- Status: Permitted
- Capacity: 1,300 MW (Units 1&2: 650 MW)
- Type: Ultra-supercritical
- Start date: 2023-2024
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Articles and Resources
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- "Tepco to build advanced coal-fired power plant near Tokyo," Asian review, Aug 24, 2014
- "Yokosuka Power Plant, No.1," Kiko Network, accessed June 2016
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- JERA TO DEVELOP THREE LNG, COAL BASED POWER PLANTS IN JAPAN," Natural Gas World, Sep 15, 2016
- JERA's Yokosuka power plant replacement plan moves forward, Asian Power, Jan. 23, 2018
- Jera eyes role as global renewable leader but says coal will still play role in Japan's energy mix, The Japan Times, Apr. 23, 2019
- Yokosuka Power Plant No.2, Kiko Network, accessed May 2019