Noshiro power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Noshiro power station is a 1,800 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Noshiro, Japan.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant.

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Background on Plant

The existing station consists of two 600 MW units and is owned by Tohoku Power Company. They began operating in 1993-1994.[1]

Description of Expansion

A proposed 600 MW Unit 3 would use liquefied natural gas and coal, originally scheduled for 2028.[2]

A 2014 Tepco document states bids for construction will begin in 2014 and construction in 2016, with a planned completion date of 2020.[3]

Construction of a coal-fired 600-MW unit began in February 2016.[4] It is scheduled for completion in March 2020.[4] According to the Kiko Network trial operations began in August 2019 and the plant is scheduled to be commissioned in March 2020.[5] Unit 3 was commissioned in March 2020.[6]

Project Details for Noshiro power station Expansion

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. Description of new unit (Japanese), Tepco, accessed July 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Noshiro No.3 / Tohoku Electric Power / Noshiro city, Akita pref.," Kiko Network, accessed June 2016
  5. Noshiro power station Unit 3, Kiko Network, accessed January 2020
  6. 東北電力、能代火力発電所3号機が営業運転を開始, Nikkei, Mar. 2, 2020

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