JERA, Japan's largest power producer, will close all of its inefficient coal-fired power plants in Japan by 2030, said the company lately without disclosing specific number of those plants, Reuters reported.
It aims to slash 20% more carbon emission intensity at coal-fired power plants by 2030 than current reduction goal set by the government for all the coal-fired power plants in the country.
JERA is a joint venture equally held by TEPCO and Chubu Electric Power. The company also plans to realize zero carbon emission by 2050, so in order to meet the goal, it will also boost renewables mainly offshore wind power while using greener fuels such as ammonia and hydrogen at its thermal plants.
Impacted by waned electricity demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, JERA only generated 47 TWh of power in the second quarter this year, falling 21.5% year on year, with coal-fired power output down 21.6% to 8.7 TWh.
(Writing by Tammy Yang Editing by Alex Guo)
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