Isogo power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Isogo power station (磯子発電所) is a 1,200-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Isogo, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in Isogo, Yokohama.

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Background on Plant

The Isogo power station is owned and operated by J-POWER, the trading name for the Electric Power Development Co. It comprises two 600MW units: the New No 1 was commissioned in March 2002,[1] and New No 2 commissioned in 2009. Coal is imported.[2]

Showcasing coal to other nations

The plant is being used to promote "high-efficiency, low-emissions" or HELE technology to Australia as a "stop-gap" measure as it transitions away from traditional, dirtier methods of burning coal.[3] But "not only do HELE coal stations emit too much carbon, they cost too much and they're too unwieldy for a 21st century electricity system," said Olivia Kember, acting chief executive officer of the Climate Institute. "The business case just doesn't stack up, and that's why no power companies in Australia are interested in investing in HELE coal — they know it doesn't make sense."[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: J-POWER
Parent Company: J-POWER
Location: Isogo, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Kantō, Japan
Coordinates: 35.402755, 139.642852 (exact)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 2 x 600 MW
Type: Ultra-supercritical
Projected in service: 2002 (Unit 1), 2009 (Unit 2)
Coal Type:
Coal Source: imported
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

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  1. Electric Power Development Co., "Fact Book: 2008", Electric Power Development Co., October 2008, page 10.
  2. "Isogo Shin Coal Power Plant Japan," GEO, accessed June 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 Japan spruiks coal-fired power plants to Australia, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 31 May 2017.

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