Submission and Public Review of the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Chita Thermal Power Station Units 7 and 8 Construction Plan
JERA Co., Inc. (“JERA”), in view of business conditions such as future electricity supply and demand, is considering the construction of new units 7 and 8 at the Chita Thermal Power Station. Today, JERA has submitted the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Chita Thermal Power Station Construction Plan1 (the “Document”) to the Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry, the Governor of Aichi Prefecture, the Mayor of Chita City, and the Mayor of Tokai City.
The Chita Thermal Power Station Construction Plan (the “Plan”) described in the Document involves decommissioning existing units 1 through 5 (while retaining unit 6) and constructing new units 7 and 8. In order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, for new units 7 and 8 the Plan adopts the latest high-efficiency combined cycle power generation system (with gross thermal efficiency of approximately 63%2). In addition, when the Plan has been carried out the environmental burden due to smoke and warm wastewater is expected to be lower than for operations at the existing facility.
The Document summarizes the results of deliberations concerning environmental conservation issues to be considered at the project planning stage. On 7 October the Document will be posted to JERA’s website and made available for public review at the related administrative agencies listed in Attachment 2.
Those who have opinions on the Document from an environmental conservation standpoint may submit them via post to the address shown in Attachment 2 or drop them in the boxes available at the locations for public review.
JERA will continue to move forward with Environmental Impact Assessment Procedures under the guidance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and other related authorities, giving due consideration to the opinions of other stakeholders.
1 Submission of the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document is the first of four phases stipulated under the Environmental Impact Assessment Law.
2 Thermal efficiency is based on Lower Heating Value (LHV).
Attachment 1: Chita Thermal Power Station Construction Plan Overview
Attachment 2: Public Review of the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document for the Chita Thermal Power Station Construction Plan
Reference: Submission of Notification of Changes to the Electricity Supply Plan for Chita Thermal Power Station (announced on 1 November 2019)