Ako power station

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Ako power station is an operating power station of at least 1200-megawatts (MW) in Ako, Hyogo, Japan.


Table 1: Project-level location details

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Ako power station Ako, Hyogo, Japan 34.7420, 134.3796 (exact)[1]

The map below shows the exact location of the power station.

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Unit-level coordinates (WGS 84):

  • Unit 1: 34.74196968, 134.3795731
  • Unit 2: 34.74196968, 134.3795731

Project Details

Table 2: Unit-level details

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP Start year Retired year
Unit 1 operating[2] heavy fuel oil, crude oil[3] 600 MW[3] steam turbine[3] - - -
Unit 2 operating[2] heavy fuel oil, crude oil[3] 600 MW[3] steam turbine[3] - - -

CHP is an abbreviation for Combined Heat and Power. It is a technology that produces electricity and thermal energy at high efficiencies. Coal units track this information in the Captive Use section when known.

Table 3: Unit-level ownership and operator details

Unit name Owner Parent
Unit 1 Kansai Electric Power Co Kansai Electric Power Co
Unit 2 Kansai Electric Power Co Kansai Electric Power Co


  • Source of financing:


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.[4]

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.[5]

Articles and Resources


  1. https://goo.gl/maps/RhzTXVriUrhRMHNW9. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kansai Electric Power's Thermal Power Plants (KEPCO)". Archived from the original on July 5, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 (PDF) https://www.kepco.co.jp/corporate/report/factbook/2019/pdf/factbk19_04.pdf. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. "関電、赤穂火力を石炭に転換 燃料費削減 ," Nikkei, 2015/3/26
  5. "Financial results for Third Quarter of FY ending 3/2017," KEPCO report, Jan 31, 2017, p. 32

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