Maeda-Ofunato co-fired power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Maeda-Ofunato co-fired power station was a proposed 112-megawatt (MW) biomass- and coal-fired power station in Tohoku region, Japan.

In June 2017, Maeda Corporation announced that the proposal was switching from coal-biomass mix-fuel to biomass mono-fuel combustion.


The map below shows Ofunato, where the plant would be built.

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Background on Plant

In November 2014, Maeda Corporation announced plans for a 112 MW-plus biomass power station that would be co-fired with wood chips and coal. The projected cost was 30 billion yen. It was planned for the Tohoku region.[1][2]

In June 2017, Maeda announced that the plant would switch from coal-biomass mix-fuel to biomass mono-fuel combustion. Maeda attributed the switch to the rapid increase in the number of planned coal-fired plants in the country and “reconsideration of the plan to reduce environmental impact under current Japanese energy conditions”.[3]

Coal Project Details

  • Sponsor: Maeda Corporation
  • Parent Company: Maeda Corporation
  • Location: Ofunato, Akasaki-machi, Otachi prefecture, Tohoku region, Japan
  • Coordinates: 39.068, 141.725222 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity: 112 MW
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