Five companies will construct coal power plants in Fukushima

21/08/2015 08:18 Electricity Market


Five companies have joined forces to construct two 540MW coal-fired power plants in Fukushima.

The project was started with the intention of establishing an industrial base and opening up job opportunities to sustain local economic recovery. They will employ an integrated coal gasification combined-cycle (IGCC), which the firms say is the “next-generation clean coal technology”. They anticipate it to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 15% in comparison with the newest conventional coal-fired power plant. Among the companies are: Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Joban Joint Power. One of the IGCC facilities will be constructed at TEPCO’s Hirono Thermal Power Station and the other at Joban Joint Power Company’s Nakoso Thermal Power Station. Functioning as the “Fukushima Revitalisation Power Consortium”, the firms will be working to implement the project with operations to launch in the early 2020s. Lately global nuclear production increased for first time since Japan’s Fukushima disaster in 2014. The first nuclear power plant to re-open in Japan after the Fukushima accident started to produce electricity recently.

Poland plans to triple solar energy capacity this year

10/10/2019 13:03:00

Poland, which generates most of its electricity from coal, is planning to triple its solar energy capacity this year, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki told Polish radio on Wednesday.


France awards 576 MW in oversubscribed onshore wind tender

10/10/2019 12:59:00

Projects with a combined capacity of 576 MW were successful in the fourth call of tenders for onshore wind power capacity in France, the government said on Tuesday.


EIB to provide 110 mln euro loan to BEH for Greece-Bulgaria gas link construction

10/10/2019 12:56:00

The European Investment Bank (EIB) said on Thursday that it will provide a 110 million euro ($121 million) loan to state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding to fund part of the Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria (ICGB) project, which will also help establish a link with the Trans Adriatic Gas Pipeline (TAP).