Japan Utilities Eye Lower Fuel Bills With New Gas-Fired Turbines

  • Utilities seek cost cuts through more efficient gas generation
  • Upgrades at Tepco plant to save company 8 billion yen annually

Japan’s biggest power utilities are pushing ahead with plans to spend more on new turbines to improve the efficiency of their gas-fired power plants in an effort to lower fuel bills amid a protracted debate over the role of nuclear power.

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