Hibikinida Biomass power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Hibikinada Biomass power station is a 112-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.


The undated satellite photo below shows 1 Hibikimachi, Wakamatsu ward in Kitakyushu city, the location of the plant, according to the Kiko Network.[1]

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Background on Plant

The 112 MW coal-fired power station is proposed by Orix Corporation for the city of Kitakyushu. The planned commissioning date is 2018.[2] The plant would burn a mix of coal and waste wood.[3]

The EIA is under local assessment and has been approved.[4]

Financing for the plant was closed in January 2016. The cost of the plant was evenly split between Orix Corporation and Hokuzai Transport.[5]

Construction began in 2016. As of 2016, the plant was planned for operation in 2019-2020.[6]

According to the Kiko Network and Orix, the plant entered commercial operations in December 2018.[7]

In October 2020 a fire caused the plant to be shut down temporarily.[8]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Hibikinida Energy Park
  • Parent Company: Orix Corporation, Hokuzai Transport
  • Location: Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 33.94, 130.790307 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 112 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2018
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing: Orix Corporation and Hokuzai Transport[5]
  • Permits and applications: EIA, Kitakyushu city, Dec 22, 2014

Articles and resources


  1. "Unknown / Hibikinada Energy Park / Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka pref.," Kiko Network, accessed May 2018
  2. "Construction plans for Japan's coal power stations," Reuters, Dec 11, 2014
  3. "Orix beefing up power generation with new plants," Nikkei Asian Review, Apr 2, 2014
  4. "Unknown / Hibikinada Energy Park / Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka pref.," Kiko Network, accessed Oct 2016
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Preview of Hibikinada Biomass Plant (112MW) | Transaction | IJGlobal". ijglobal.com. Retrieved 2020-12-01.
  6. "オリックスとMOT総研、北九州市に建設 440億円投資," Mainichi, Aug 20, 2016
  7. Environment and Energy Service Guide, Orix, accessed February 2019
  8. Japan’s Hibikidana biomass power plant shuts after fire, Argus Media, Oct. 13, 2020

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