Misumi power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Misumi power station is a 1,000 MW coal-fired power station in Masuda, Japan. An additional 1,000 MW has been proposed.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Masuda.

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Background on Plant

The 1,000 MW supercritical coal-fired power station is owned by Chugoku Power Company. It began operating in 1998.[1]

Description of Expansion

Chugoko plans to construct a new 400 MW unit at the station,[2][3] later expanded to 1,000 MW. The EIA process has been completed.[4]

In February 2015 Chugoku Electric Power Company said it planned to begin construction in 2018, and start operation in 2022.[5]

Environmental Impact

In January 2018 Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa expressed concern that building the Misumi expansion would further undermine Japan's attempts to meet its carbon emission reduction goals.[6] However, according to the Nikkei Asian Review, "The Environment Ministry had previously offered its nonbinding opinion on five proposals for coal-fired plants, saying the projects were unacceptable -- a harder line than it took with the more recent Misumi proposal. Only one of the five ended up being scrapped."[6]

Project Details for Misumi power station Expansion

  • Sponsor: Chugoku Electric Power Company
  • Parent Company: Chugoku Electric Power Company
  • Location: Masuda, Shimane, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.7797, 131.9215 (exact)
  • Status: Construction[7]
  • Gross Capacity: 1,000 MW
  • Type:  Ultra-supercritical
  • Projected in service: 2022
  • Coal Type:
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  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, "Principal Thermal Power Plants (1,000MW or greater)", Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, accessed August 2009.
  2. "Japan hot on coal as 5,400 MW of new projects are in the pipeline," Power Insider, October 16, 2013.
  3. "Construction plans for Japan's coal power stations," Reuters, Dec 11, 2014
  4. "Misumi No.2 / Chugoku Electric Power / Hamada city, Shimane pref.," Kiko Network, accessed Nov 26, 2015
  5. "三隅発電所2号機建設計画の変更に関する申し入れについて," Chugoku Electric Power Company, Feb 27, 2015
  6. 6.0 6.1 Japan falling behind peers on shift away from coal, Nikkei Asian Review, Jan. 13, 2018
  7. Japan Coal Phase-Out, Kiko Network, November 2018

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