Noshiro power station

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The Noshiro power station is a 1,200 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Noshiro, Japan.

An additional 600 MW is under construction.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant.

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Background on Plant

The existing station consists of two 600 MW units and is owned by Tohoku Power Company. They began operating in 1993-1994.[1]

Description of Expansion

A proposed 600 MW Unit 3 would use liquefied natural gas and coal, originally scheduled for 2028.[2]

A 2014 Tepco document states bids for construction will begin in 2014 and construction in 2016, with a planned completion date of 2020.[3]

Construction began in February 2016.[4]

Project Details for Noshiro power station Expansion

Articles and resources


  1. Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, "Principal Thermal Power Plants (1,000MW or greater)", Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, accessed August 2009.
  2. "Japan hot on coal as 5,400 MW of new projects are in the pipeline," Power Insider, October 16, 2013.
  3. Description of new unit (Japanese), Tepco, accessed July 2014.
  4. "Noshiro No.3 / Tohoku Electric Power / Noshiro city, Akita pref.," Kiko Network, accessed June 2016

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