JERA Co., Inc. (JERA) has submitted the Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Document for the Chita Thermal Power Station Units 7 and 8 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 in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment Law and Electricity Business Act.
The Chita Thermal Power Station Units 7 and 8 Construction Plan (the “Plan”) 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, the environmental burden due to smoke and warm wastewater is expected to be lower when the Plan has been carried out than for operations at the existing facility.
The Document, based on opinions received during the Primary Environmental Impact Consideration Document procedure, describes items needed to conduct the Environmental Impact Assessment including an overview of the project, a description of the area where the project will be carried out, and the assessment’s survey, forecast, and evaluation methods. On 17 March the Document will be made available for public review at the administrative agencies listed in Attachment 2. Public Meetings will be held on 26 March.
People with opinions on the Document from an environmental conservation standpoint are invited to submit them via post to the address listed in Attachment 2 or to drop them in boxes available at the public review locations.
JERA will continue to move forward with the environmental impact assessment process 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 Scoping Document on Environmental Impact Assessment is the second of four phases stipulated under the Environmental Impact Assessment Law.
2- Thermal efficiency is based on Lower Heating Value (LHV).