Japan Beyond Coal database update:
On September 1, Tokuyama started commercial operation of the Tokuyama East Power Station, Unit 3 , which was constructed on the site of Tokuyama Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture (operator: Shunan Power Corporation, whose name was changed from TKE3). The output capacity of the unit is 300 MW with biomass co-firing.
Current status of coal-fired power plants in Japan: (as of October 1)
Operating: 168 Units
Planned (including under construction): 6 Units
Retired: 3 Units
The company announcement is here (in Japanese).
EIA public comments for GENESIS Matsushima
The deadline for submitting public comments on the Environmental Impact Assessment for GENESIS Matsushima, which began on August 31, is Monday, October 17. For more information on how to submit comments, please see the news article.