Takehara Thermal Power Plant
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The Takehara power station (竹原発電所) is a 1,300 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Takeharashi, Japan.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant
Background on Plant
The station is owned and operated by J-POWER, the trading name for the Electric Power Development Co. It comprises three units: the 250MW unit no 1 was commissioned in July 1967; the 350MW No 2 was converted from being an oil-fired power station to coal and re-commissioned in June 1995; and the 700MW No 3 which was commissioned in March 1983.
Description of Expansion
J-Power is considering the construction of a new 600 megawatt coal-fired unit. In its planning document J-Power refer to this as 'Takehara New Unit 1' to replace the existing 250 megawatt unit 1 commissioned in 1967. The company has indicated that construction may start in 2015 with a nominal commissioning date of 2020.
Construction began in 2014.
Project Details for Takehara Expansion
- Sponsor: J-POWER
- Parent Company: J-POWER
- Location: Takeharashi, Hiroshima, Japan
- Coordinates: 34.3373, 132.9572 (exact)
- Status: Operating
- Gross Capacity: 600 MW
- Type: Ultra-supercritical with 10% biomass
- Projected in service: 2020
- Coal Type: Bituminous
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Electric Power Development Co., "Fact Book: 2008", Electric Power Development Co., October 2008, page 15.
- Electric Power Development Company, "Outline of Fiscal 2013 Electric Power Supply Plan", Electric Power Development Company website, March 29, 2013, page 2.
- "Takehara," (Japanese), accessed July 2014.
- "Takehara Thermal Power Plant New Unit No.1 Commenced Commercial Operation," Electric Power Development Co., Ltd., June 2020
- Ｊパワー竹原火力新１号が営業運転開始／バイオマス１０％混焼へ, deknishimbun.com, Jul. 1, 2020