Matsushima power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Matsushima power station is a 1,000 MW coal plant in Kyūshū, Japan. It is owned and operated by J-POWER, the trading name for the Electric Power Development Co.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in Matsushima Island.

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The Matsushima power station comprises two 500-MW units commissioned in January 1981 and June 1981, respectively.[1] In November 2020 J-POWER announced that it would retire most of its older coal-fired plants by 2030, including Matsushima.[2] In April 2021 J-POWER announced that it was planning to build a new unit at the plant that would co-burn biomass and ammonia, with an expected completion date of 2025-2026.[3]

Project Details

Sponsor: J-POWER
Parent Company: J-POWER
Location: Matsushima Island, Saikai, Nagasaki, Kyūshū
Coordinates: 32.940027, 129.597169 (exact)
Status: Operating
Nameplate capacity: 2 x 500 MW
Type: Supercritical
Projected in service: 1981
Coal Type: hard coal
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 15.
  2. Japan’s J-Power to shut down old coal-fired power plants by 2030, NS Energy, Nov. 2, 2020
  3. J-POWER looks to co-burn ammonia at Matsushima No. 2 coal-fired unit, S&P Global Platts, Apr. 16, 2021

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