Thermal power is a vitally important means of power generation for ensuring a stable supply of electricity by flexibly responding to fluctuations in power demand.
TEPCO Fuel and Power strives to reduce CO2 emissions through the use of LNG thermal power, a means of thermal power generation with comparatively low CO2 emission levels, and efforts to improve thermal efficiency for power generation.
LNG, a fuel producing with comparatively low CO2 emissions, accounts for the majority of fuel used in our thermal power plants.
Improving thermal efficiency helps contain the use of fossil fuels in thermal power plants, reducing CO2 emissions.
TEPCO Fuel and Power actively adopts the use of highly efficient equipment and facilities as part of its efforts to improve thermal efficiency.
TEPCO Fuel and Power carries out initiatives to achieve benchmarks set by the Act on the Rational Use of Energy.
Company performance on benchmarks set as standards for determining the rational use of energy as defined in the Act on the Rational Use of Energy are as described in the table below.
The Japanese Government has established an "energy mix" target for FY 2030 from a safety, energy security, economic viability and environmental perspective. To achieve these ends, we will strive to introduce highly efficient power generation facilities and maintain thermal efficiency levels in an aim to achieve standards for meeting the benchmark performance indicators set.
|Item||FY 2016 results||[Reference] FY 2015 results||Target levels|
|Thermal power generation efficiency
|0.962||0.949||More than 1.00|
|Thermal power generation efficiency
CO2 emissions are calculated based on the "Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures".
Energy-originated CO2 emissions (CO2 emitted during fuel combustion, and CO2 emitted in the use of electricity or heat provided by another party) for "Businesses" defined in the system for the calculation, report and publication of greenhouse gas emissions based on the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures, and for "Designated Energy Management Factories, etc." defined in the Act on the Rational Use of Energy are as described in the table below.
*"The Company" refers to the former Tokyo Electric Power Company below.
|Buildings, etc. at business locations *7||<Reference> Before distribution *2|
|All businesses *3||3,800,000 *4||91,300,000 *4|
|Designated energy management factories, etc. *8||Thermal power plants *5||3,200,000||91,200,000|
|Nuclear power plants *6||388,000||7,110|
|Buildings, etc. at business locations *7||103,000|
1: After distribution refers to CO2 emitted due to internal energy consumption at power plants and offices, etc.
2 Before distribution refers to CO2 emitted in the use of fuels at power plants (including emissions caused in the sale of power and thermal energy to customers and other power companies).
3: Former Tokyo Electric Power Company
4: CO2 emissions for all businesses include CO2 emission amounts from power plants and offices, etc. not considered designated energy management factories, etc.
5: Includes internal combustion power plants on remote islands
6: While uranium, the fuel used to generate power under normal operating conditions, does not emit CO2, CO2 emitted from fuel combustion from using the boiler on reactor start up and shutdown, and from the use of supplied electricity are included in CO2 emission calculations and reporting.
7: The categorization of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station changes to a building, etc. at business locations following the decommissioning of all units.
8: This refers to plants, etc. specified as designated energy management factories, etc. under the former Tokyo Electric Power Company.