• Kyodo


Kansai Electric Power Co. said Sunday it has acquired a liquefied natural gas-fired power plant in Chiba Prefecture, the Osaka-based utility’s first electricity station in the greater Tokyo area.

The acquisition of the 110,000-kilowatt plant in Ichihara comes as Kansai Electric prepares for a national reform of the power market that will allow regional utilities to sell electricity to households outside their current service areas.

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