Takasago power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Takasago power station (高砂発電所) is a 500-megawatt (MW) coal plant in Hyogo Prefecture owned and operated by J-POWER, the trading name for the Electric Power Development Co.

Two new units were proposed at the same location to replace the aging units, but plans were cancelled in 2018.


The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is located in Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

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The Takasago power station comprises two 250 MW units commissioned in July 1968 and January 1969, respectively.[1]

Potential retirement

In November 2020, J-POWER announced that it would retire most of its older coal-fired plants by 2030. Although the firm had not made any decision on the closure of power plants, the company was considering shutting down its power plant the Takasago power station.[2]

Proposed Expansion

Two new units (2 x 600 MW) were planned at the same location to replace units 1 and 2, one scheduled for 2021 and the other for 2027.[3][4]

However, in April 2018, J-POWER said it had decided to abandon the Replacement Plan due to the expected decline in electric power demand in the Kansai area.[5]

Project Details for Expansion

Sponsor: J-Power
Parent Company: J-Power
Location: Takasago, Hyogo Prefecture
Coordinates: 34.754038, 134.7663581 (exact)
Status: Cancelled
Nameplate capacity: 1,200 MW (New Units 1 & 2: 600 MW)[4]
Type: Ultra-supercritical
Projected in service: 2021 (Unit 1); 2027 (Unit 2)[4]
Coal Type: hard coal
Coal Source: imported
Estimated annual CO2:
Source of financing:

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