Hitachinaka Kyodo power station

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Hitachinaka Kyodo power station is a proposed 650-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan.


The undated satellite photo below shows the Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station in Tokai-mura, Japan. The proposed plant would be built at this site.

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Background on Plant

In 2013 Chubu Electric Power Company said it plans to found a joint special purpose company with Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) to build and operate a 600 MW coal-fired power plant, to be constructed at TEPCO's 2,000 MW Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station.[1]

In December 2013 the two companies announced that they had agreed to form the Hitachinaka Generation Company with Chubu holding a 96.55% stake in the company and TEPCO 3.45%. In its media release the company stated the proposed project would have an installed capacity of 650MW, with 600MW sent out to the grid. The projected commissioning date is 2020-2021.[2][3]

In May 2016, Japan’s environment minister Tamayo Marukawa endorsed the plant.[4] The plant is under construction.[5]

In September 2018 the Kiko Network listed the plant's commissioning date as 2020.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hitachinaka Generation Company
  • Parent company: JERA (Chubu Electric Power, TEPCO Fuel & Power)
  • Location: Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Coordinates: 36.436820663263, 140.61409950256 (exact)
  • Status: Construction
  • Gross Capacity: 650 MW
  • Type:  Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2020
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source:  
  • Source of financing:

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