Ako power station

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Ako power station is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) oil-fired power station in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.

Owner Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) had proposed switching the fuel to coal, but in January 2017 KEPCO announced it was canceling the retrofit action.


The map below shows the city of Ako, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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In March 2015 Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) announced plans to switch the thermal power generation fuel of Units 1 and 2 at the 1,200 MW Ako power plant from heavy and crude oil to coal.[1]

However, in a report released on January 31, 2017, KEPCO said it was canceling the planned conversion, due to declining power demand in the region and increased pressure to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. KEPCO will continue to run the plant on heavy/crude oil.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO)
  • Location: Ako city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.751667, 134.393056 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 1,200 MW (Units 1 and 2: 600 MW)
  • Type: Supercritical
  • Start date:
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Articles and Resources


  1. "関電、赤穂火力を石炭に転換 燃料費削減 ," Nikkei, 2015/3/26
  2. "Financial results for Third Quarter of FY ending 3/2017," KEPCO report, Jan 31, 2017, p. 32

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