Chogoku Air Water Yamaguchi co-fire power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Chogoku Air Water Yamaguchi co-fire power station, also known as the Hofu plant, is a proposed 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 is proposed by Chugoku Power Company and Air Water Corporation.[1]

Description of Expansion

According to a September 2014 press release by Chugoku Electric, the project is 112 MW, co-fired with biomass and coal.[2] The power station is 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: Chugoku Electric Power
  • 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, 3 September 2014
  3. “Operation and Construction Plans of Coal-Fired Thermal Plants in Japan,” Kiko Network, 17 October 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, 平成27年2月26日
  5. 2017 Annual Report, Energia, Aug. 4, 2017
  6. Hofu Biomass-coal mixed Power Plant, Kiko Network, accessed July 2019

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