August 15, 2019 / 9:02 AM / 6 months ago

FACTBOX-Japan's construction plans for new coal-fired power stations

    TOKYO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Japanese companies have cancelled
plans to build about 4,800 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired power
generation capacity since 2017, according to a Reuters survey.

    Nevertheless the country still plans a wave of new
coal-fired power stations as it struggles to revive its nuclear
industry, which is still mostly shut down in the wake of the
Fukushima disaster of 2011. 
    Nuclear power contributed nearly a third of total
electricity generated before the catastrophe.
    Companies are planning to build 21 new coal-fired
power-generation units with total capacity of as much as 12,581
MW, within the next decade.
    Japan had coal generation capacity totalling 43,120 MW at
the end of March this year and that figure is expected to reach
52,400 MW in 2023, according the country's grid monitor.
    The following is a list of coal-fired power-generation units
that utilities, steelmakers and other companies are planning or
considering building, along with their scheduled start of
operations. Capacity figures are in megawatts.
 Company            Unit                  Size    Start of 
 Tohoku Electric    Noshiro No.3, Akita   600     Aug. 2019
 Kyushu Electric    Matsuura No.2,        1,000   Dec. 2019
 IDI                Kushiro, Hokkaido     112     Nov. 2020
 J-Power            New Takehara No. 1*,  600     June 2020
 J-Power,           Kashima, Ibaraki      645     July 2020
 Nippon Steel                                     
 JERA, Mitsubishi   Nakoso, Fukushima     540     Sept. 2020
 Heavy, Mitsubishi                                
 Corp, Mitsubishi                                 
 Joban Kyodo                                      
 JERA               Hitachinaka, Ibaraki  650     Feb. 2021
 Chugoku Electric,  Kaita, Hiroshima      112     March 2021
 Hiroshima Gas                                    
 JERA,              Hirono, Fukushima     540     Sept. 2021
 Mitsubishi Heavy,                                
 Mitsubishi Corp,                                 
 Joban Kyodo                                      
 Kobe Steel         Kobe Steel Works      650     By March 2022
                    No.1, Hyogo                   
 JERA               Taketoyo No.5, Aichi  1,070   March 2022
 Chugoku Electric   Misumi No.2, Shimane  1,000   Nov. 2022
 Kobe Steel         Kobe Steel Works      650     By March 2023
                    No.2, Hyogo                   
 Shikoku Electric   Saijo No.1, Ehime     500     June 2023
 J-Power,           Ube No.1, Yamaguchi   600     No date
 Ube Industries                                   
 JERA               Yokosuka No.1,        650     2023
 Kansai Electric,   Akita No.1, Akita     650     Delayed
 Kansai Electric,   Akita No.2, Akita     650     Delayed
 JERA               Yokosuka No.2,        650     2024
 J-Power,           Ube No.2, Yamaguchi   600     No date
 Ube Industries                                   
 ABL                Iwaki, Fukushima      112     April 2022
 Sources: Companies  
* Replacement units

 (Reporting by Yuri Harada; writing by Aaron Sheldrick)
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