The Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators (OCCTO) released its "Aggregation of Electricity Supply Plans for FY2022", a compilation of supply plans submitted by electric utilities.
Shikoku Electric Power notified retirement of the Saijo Power Station Unit 1 at the end of March. Replacement unit will start its operation in June 2023.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report stating that the Department of Energy faces the risk of wasting large sums of money by supporting carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects
On December 10th, Japanese environmental and civic groups collaboratively launched "Four Critical Years: Act Now to Protect Our Future," a campaign calling for an energy policy consistent with the Paris Agreement and a review of greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets.
On November 16, 2020, Joban Joint Power Co., Ltd. announced the retirement of Nakoso Power Station Unit 10. Along with CO2 CCS, IGCC is one of the next-generation technologies expected as part of Japan's low-carbon energy infrastructure, but there are serious doubts as to its effectiveness.
The Japanese coal-fired power plant database provided by Japan Beyond Coal was updated on December 1st. This time, the second "retired" unit is Nakoso Power Station Unit 10, which used IGCC power generation technology.
【News】Commercial Operation of Kushiro Power Station Delayed, Questions Sent to Operating Company In Response to Residents’ Complaints
The coal-fired power plant planned for Kushiro City, which was scheduled to start commercial operation on November 1, 2020, is not in full operation as of the end of November. However, residents have been experiencing problems since the plant's test run stage, such as heavy vibrations and noise.
Japan Beyond Coal’s database of coal-fired power plants is updated on November 2. The first coal-fired unit to be retired is Tokuyama Central Power Station, Unit 5.
On October 26, 2020, Prime Minister Suga delivered his first policy speech since taking office, declaring that Japan would fundamentally change its existing coal policy.
On October 13, JERA, Japan's largest power generation company (jointly owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Group and Chubu Electric Power Company), announced “Towards Zero CO2 Emissions in 2050.” Although JERA has set targets for 2030, how will they achieve net zero emissions while continuing to build new power plants?
On October 13, 2020, the Japanese government began the review of the “Strategic Energy Plan" to establish the fundamental direction of the national energy policy.
September 29, 2020. Tokyo. A campaign aiming to phase out all Japanese coal-fired power plants by 2030 launched in Japan.