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Kyushu Electric May Boost Thermal Power Capacity, Nikkei Reports

Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Kyushu Electric Power Co. is considering boosting its thermal power generation capacity by as much as 500 megawatts at the Shin-Oita gas-fired plant and by about 1,000 megawatts at the Matsuura coal-fired facility, the Nikkei newspaper reported today, citing President Toshio Manabe.

The Shin-Oita plant currently has a capacity of 2,295 megawatts, while the Matsuura plant’s is 700 megawatts, the Nikkei reported.

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