J-Power, Others to Scale Down Coal-Fired Power Plant Project

Economy

Tokyo, April 24 (Jiji Press)--Electric Power Development Co. <9513>, or J-Power, said Wednesday that it will scale down a project to build a coal-fired thermal power plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan, with two partners.

J-Power, Osaka Gas Co. <9532> and Ube Industries Ltd. <4208> made the decision in light of international criticism of coal-fired power generation, which emits large amounts of carbon dioxide.

Osaka Gas will withdraw from the project.

The three planned to build the power plant with a total output of 1.2 million kilowatts in the city of Ube, with operations seen starting in 2026.

J-Power and Osaka Gas each hold a 45 pct stake in Yamaguchi-Ube Power Generation Co., a joint company created to run the envisioned power plant.

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