Kaita power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Kaita power station (海田発電所) is an operating 112-megawatt (MW) co-fired coal and biomass power station in Hiroshima prefecture, Japan.


The map below shows the town of Kaita, the proposed location for the power station

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The co-fired coal and biomass power station is proposed by Chugoku Power Company and Hiroshima Gas (HG) at the site of HG's old Kaita factory. The companies plan to submit the EIA in FY 2015-6, begin construction in 2018, and complete the power station by 2021.[1][2]

The EIA process was complete as of July 2018, according to the Kiko Network.[3]

According to the Kiko Network, construction began in December 2018.[4][5] Construction of turbine 1 was reportedly completed in December 2019.[6] The plant was commissioned in April 2021.[7]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kaita Biomass Power Co.
  • Parent Company: Chugoku Electric Power 50%; Hiroshima Gas 50%
  • Location: Kaita town, Hiroshima prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.365086, 132.525300 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 112 MW
  • Type: Subcritical 
  • Projected in service: 2021
  • Coal Type: 80% biomass and 20% coal
  • Coal Source:  
  • Source of financing:

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