Hitachinaka power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Hitachinaka power station (常陸那珂発電所) is a 2,000MW coal-fired power station located at Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan.

It is also the site of the proposed 650 MW Hitachinaka Generation unit (常陸那珂共同火力発電所).


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in Tokai-mura, Japan

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Background on Plant

The power station is owned by Tokyo Electric Power Company.[1]

Construction of the first unit (1,000 MW) began in July 1999 and was commissioned in December 2003.[2][3]

The commercial operation of Unit 2 of Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station (1,000 MW) commenced Dec 18, 2013.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: JERA
  • Parent Company: Chubu Electric Power, TEPCO
  • Location: Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Coordinates: 36.436820663263, 140.61409950256 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 2,000 MW (Units 1 & 2: 1,000 MW)
  • Type:  Ultra-supercritical
  • In service: 2003 (Unit 1), 2013 (Unit 2)
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • 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. Nobuyuki Matsumoto, Hideaki Iwamoto, Takao Kaneda and Koichi Shigihara, "Completion of Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station Unit No. 1: 1,000-MW Power Generating Plant of The Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc.", Hitachi Review, Hitachi, Vol. 53 (2004), No. 3.
  3. "Hitachinaka Coal Power Station", Global Energy Observatory, accessed April 2013.
  4. "Commercial Operation Commencement of Unit 2 of Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station," TEPCO press release, Dec 18, 2013.

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