【Database Update】Latest status of coal-fired power plants (July 1, 2023)

Japan Beyond Coal database update:

As of July 1, 172 coal-fired power units are currently operating in Japan since 2 new units, Yokosuka Unit 1 and Saijo Unit 1, started commercial operation on June 30.

Operating: 172 Units
Planned (including under construction): 2 Units
Retired: 3 Units

Here are links to the companies’ press release for Yokosuka Unit1 and Saijo Unit 1.

  • Commercial Operation Begins at Yokosuka Thermal Power Station Unit 1(Link
  • Announcement of Commercial Operation of Saijo Unit 1 (written in Japanese)(PDF


In addition to these new starts, as mentioned in the JBC news, Rengo announced plans to convert its coal-fired power plant in Kanazu to LNG in 2026.

* 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.