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

Japan Beyond Coal database update:

As of  September 1, 172 coal-fired power units are currently operating in Japan.

Operating: 172 Units
Planned (including under construction): 2 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.

Additional Informaton:(Tentative)Chiba-Sodegaura LNG – fired POwer Plant Project

Previously, Tokyo Gas, Kyushu Electric Power, and Idemitsu Kosan had a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, but they abandoned that project due to the ballooning cost of environmental measures. Now, a plan to construct a LNG power plant on the same site has come out at the end of July. Tokyo Gas announced to carry out the plan on its own, and its subsidiary, Chiba Sodegaura Power, begun public inspection of environmental impact assessment (EIA) documents on July 27. Comments on this EIA document can be submitted until Sunday, September 10.

Documents are avilable only in Japanese:

(仮称)千葉袖ケ浦天然ガス発電所建設計画 環境影響評価方法書(再手続版)の縦覧および説明会の開催(袖ケ浦市
(仮称)千葉袖ケ浦天然ガス発電所建設計画 環境影響評価方法書(再手続版)の公表について(千葉袖ケ浦パワー