Soma Kyodo power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Soma Kyodo power station was a proposed 1,000-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

With no recent developments, the project is presumed cancelled.


The map below shows the town of Shinchi, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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In 2015 Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) and Chubu Electric Power said they planned a coal-fired power station of 1,000 MW in the town of Shinchi, Sōma District.[1]

In March 2015 Nikkei reported that Soma Kyodo Power, a joint venture in Fukushima Prefecture between TEPCO, Chubu Electric Power, and Tohoku Electric Power, planned on a 1,000 MW power station at a cost of around 200 billion yen.[2]

As of January 2019, there had been no additional news about this project and it appears to have been shelved.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Soma Kyodo Power
  • Parent company: TEPCO, Chubu Electric Power, Tohoku Electric Power
  • Location: Shinchi town, Sōma District, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 37.875278, 140.921944 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 1,000 MW
  • Type:
  • Start date: 2023
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Coal plants in Japan," Kiko Network, updated May 1, 2015
  2. "Tepco likely to buy 2 million kilowatts from outside groups," Nikkei, March 28, 2015

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