Kamisu power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Kamisu power station (かみすパワー), previously known as Osaka Gas Kashima power station, is a 112-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Kashima, Japan.


The satellite photo below shows the location of the plant in Kamisu, Japan.

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In 2014 Osaka Gas proposed a 112 MW thermal power station in the port city of Kashima, with a planned operation date of 2017-2018.[1]

The project is a joint venture with Marubeni Corp. In December 2015 Osaka Gas Co. said it may pull out of the project due to signs of nuclear restarts and increasing calls to reduce carbon dioxide from power generation. According to the Nikkei newspaper, Marubeni will examine the feasibility of the project while seeking a new partner.[2]

KEPCO replaced Osaka Gas as project partner. The plant is now planned for the city of Kamisu by 2018.[3]

In October 2018 the plant entered commercial operation.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kamisu Power
  • Parent Company: Marubeni, KENES (Kanden Energy Solution Co.)
  • Location: Kamisu city, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 35.907407,140.706430 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 112 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: 2018
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Articles and Resources


  1. "Construction plans for Japan's coal power stations," Reuters, Dec 11, 2014
  2. Stepehn Stapczynski and Chisaki Watanabe, "Osaka Gas May Pull Out of Marubeni Thermal Power Project," Bloomberg, December 20, 2015
  3. "発電所名不明/丸紅・関西電力/茨城県神栖地区," Kiko Network, accessed November 2017
  4. Kamiugo Thermal Power Plant, Kamisu Power, accessed February 2019

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