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
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: