【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (August 1, 2022)

Japan Beyond Coal database update:

As of August 1, there is no change in numbers of plants in operation, but Taketoyo No. 5 will start commercial operation on August 5.  As soon as we confirm its status, we will update the countdown and plant data.

Yokosuka Coal-fired Power Station has started its trial operation in July as planned.
No Coal Tokyo Bay, a local group fighting against the Yokosuka coal-fired power project, has issued a statement of protest against JERA, which had started its trial operation. (in Japanese, Link).

Current status of coal-fired power plants in Japan: (as of August 1)

Operating: 166 Units
Planned (including under construction): 8 Units
Retired: 3 Units

* The full database can be downloaded in Excel format on this page.
* Click here (PDF) to download a summary of Japan’s coal plant data.