Toyama Shinko power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Japanandcoal}} The Toyama Shinko power station is a 500-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station. The power station generates an additional 1,000 MW from crude oil and fuel oil.


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Background on Plant

Toyama Shinko is a 500 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station consisting of two units of 250 MW each. It is owned by Hokuriku Power Company.[1][2]

Hokuriku Power had planned to retire Unit 1 in 2018, but in December 2017 announced that Unit 1 would continue to operate until 2024.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: Hokuriku Power Company
Parent Company: Hokuriku Power Company
Location: Toyama Shinko, Toyama
Coordinates: 36.76539985, 137.12860335 (exact)
Status: Operating
Capacity: 500 MW (Units 1&2: 250 MW)
Type: Supercritical
Start year: 1971 (Unit 1), 1972 (Unit 2)
Coal Type: Bituminous
Coal Source: imported
Source of financing:

Articles and Resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  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. Kiko list of existing plants, Kiko Network, accessed Dec. 2017
  3. 富山新港の石炭火力、廃止を6年延期 北陸電力 安定供給狙い, Nikkei, Dec. 8, 2017

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