Short-term, medium-term, and long-term measures are being taken for facilities in order to improve the thermal efficiency and operation rate at thermal power stations. As a short-term measure, the commercial operation of Kawasaki Thermal Power Station Group 2, Units 2 and 3 (output: 0.71 million kW each), which are economically superior, state-of-the-art, high-efficiency LNG-fired thermal power generation facilities (MACC II), commenced a year ahead of schedule.
In order to greatly reduce the construction period at Kawasaki Thermal Power Station, comprehensive adjustments were made to the facilities' design, manufacture, installation, and other processes. Efforts included the following:
As a result of meeting these challenges, the Kawasaki Thermal Power Station started commercial operations about one year ahead of schedule.
By introducing state-of-the-art, high-efficiency LNG-fired thermal power generation facilities (MACC II), it is estimated that fuel and other running costs can be reduced by about 17 billion yen/year per unit and CO2 emissions can be reduced by about 700,000 tons/year.