Takasago power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Japanandcoal}} Takasago power station is a 500-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Hyogo Prefecture owned and operated by J-POWER, the trading name for the Electric Power Development Co.

Two new units were proposed at the same location to replace the aging units, but plans were cancelled in 2018.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

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The Takasago power station comprises two 250 MW units commissioned in July 1968 and January 1969, respectively.[1]


Two new units (2 x 600 MW) are planned at the same location to replace units 1 and 2, one scheduled for 2021 and the other for 2027.[2][3]

However, in April 2018 J-POWER said it had decided to abandon the Replacement Plan due to the expected decline in electric power demand in the Kansai area.[4]

Project Details for Expansion

Sponsor: J-Power
Parent Company: J-Power
Location: Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates: 34.754038, 134.7663581 (exact)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1,200 MW (New Units 1 & 2: 600 MW)[3]
Type: Ultra-supercritical
Projected in service: 2021 (Unit 1); 2027 (Unit 2)[3]
Coal Type: hard coal
Coal Source: imported
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Electric Power Development Co., "Fact Book: 2008", Electric Power Development Co., October 2008, page 15.
  2. "Construction plans for Japan's coal power stations," Reuters, Dec 11, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 “Operation and Construction Plans of Coal-Fired Thermal Plants in Japan,” Kiko Network, 17 October 2014
  4. "Abandonment of Takasago Thermal Power Plant New Unit No.1/No. 2 Replacement Plan," J-Power, April 27, 2018

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