Chogoku Air Water Yamaguchi co-fire power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Chogoku Air Water Yamaguchi co-fire power station (防府バイオマス・石炭混焼発電所), also known as the Hofu plant, is a 112-megawatt (MW) co-fired coal and biomass power station in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan.


The map below shows the location of the plant in Bouhu city.

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Background on Plant

The coal-fired power station was proposed by Chugoku Power Company and Air Water Corporation.[1]

Description of Expansion

According to a September 2014 press release by Chugoku Electric, the plant involved a 112 MW and would be co-fired with biomass and coal.[2] The power station was planned for operation in 2018-2019.[3][4]

Construction was scheduled to start in June 2017, and commercial operation in June 2019.[5] According to the Kiko Network, the plant became operational on July 22, 2019.[6]

Project Details for Misumi power station Expansion

  • Sponsor: Air Water & Energia Power Yamaguchi Corporation
  • Parent Company: Air Water Inc. (51%), Chugoku Electric Power (49%)
  • Location: Bouhu city, Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.0425004,131.5847852 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 112 MW
  • Type:  
  • In service: 2019
  • Coal Type: biomass and coal
  • Coal Source:  
  • Source of financing:

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. "バイオマス・石炭混焼発電所建設計画に係る環境影響評価の検討開始について," Chugoku Electric Power Company press release, September 3, 2014
  3. “Operation and Construction Plans of Coal-Fired Thermal Plants in Japan,” Kiko Network, October 17, 2014
  4. "エア・ウォーター&エネルギア・パワー山口株式会社の設立について," Energia, February 26, 2015
  5. 2017 Annual Report, Energia, August 4, 2017
  6. Hofu Biomass-coal mixed Power Plant, Kiko Network, accessed July 2019

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