Anegasaki new unit 2 commences commercial operation

Japan’s Anegasaki thermal power station new unit 2, an LNG-fired power station which energy company JERA has been replacing through its subsidiary JERA Power Anegasaki, has started commercial operation.

Courtesy of JERA

New unit 2 uses a gas turbine combined-cycle power generation system (GTCC) and has a generating capacity of approximately 650 MW.

According to JERA, it mitigates environmental impact by reducing CO2 emissions.

Anegasaki thermal power station includes new units 1, 2, and 3, as well as units 5 and 6. New units 1 and 3 have generating capacity of 650 MW and use GTCC, while units 5 and 6 have a capacity of 600 MW and use Steam. All are LNG-fired.

In regard to the station’s ageing equipment, JERA said it will continue to move steadily forward in replacing it with state-of-the-art power stations as it works to contribute to a stable electricity supply and reduce CO2 emissions.

To remind, Anegasaki thermal power station new unit 1 began commercial operation earlier this year.

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