There are 171 coal-fired power plants in operation in Japan, one is under construction and another is in the environmental assessment process. No phase-out plan.
J-POWER announced updated plans for the Matsushima Thermal Power Station. 1) J-POWER will close Unit 1 at the end of FY2024, and 2) postponed the GENESIS Matsushima Plan for two years.
On October 30, citizens dressed up as zombies took action in front of the main office of J-POWER, to protest the company’s GENESIS Matsushima project.
Japan Beyond Coal database update: On October 31, J-POWER announced that Matsushima Power Station (Nagasaki Pr…
As JBC confirmed that the Mizushima Coal Power Station Unit 2 stopped operation in April 2023, the number of units in operation has become 171 units as of October 1, 2023.
As of September 1, 172 coal-fired power units are currently operating in Japan.
Japan Beyond Coal database is updated as of August 1, 2023. There are currently 172 coal-fired power units operating in Japan. Scientists around the world have warned that this summer’s record heat is primarily related to the use of fossil fuels.
Two new units, Yokosuka Unit 1 and Saijo Unit 1, started commercial operation on June 30. Thus, 172 units are now currently operating in Japan.
On June 30, JERA announced the start of commercial operation of Yokosuka Thermal Power Station Unit 1. JERA is planning to start operation of Unit 2 in February of 2024.
CREA published its report “Air quality implications of coal-ammonia co-firing”, which shows the impacts of coal-ammonia co-firing at Japan’s Hekinan Thermal Power Station Unit 4.
While currently the number of coal-fired power plants in operation remains unchanged from 170, Saijo New Unit 1 is scheduled to start its operation in June 2023.
The IEA report “Electricity Market Report 2023” offers a thorough analysis of recent policies, trends and market developments related to the electricity market.