Hirono Power Station

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Hirono Power Station
Hirono Power Station is located in Japan
Hirono Power Station
Location of Hirono Power Station
Official name 広野火力発電所
Country Japan
Location Hirono, Fukushima
Coordinates 37°14′18″N 141°01′04″E / 37.23833°N 141.01778°E / 37.23833; 141.01778Coordinates: 37°14′18″N 141°01′04″E / 37.23833°N 141.01778°E / 37.23833; 141.01778
Status Operational
Owner(s) Tepco
Power generation
Primary fuel Fuel oil, Crude oil
Secondary fuel Coal
Units operational 5
Nameplate capacity 3,800 MW

Hirono Power Station (広野火力発電所 Hirono karyokuhatsudensho?) is an fossil-fuel power station located about 3 km north of Hirono, Fukushima, Japan.

The plant has an installed capacity of 4,400 MW. Power is generated by three 600 MW units, and two 1,000 MW units. Units 1 to 4 run on fuel oil and crude oil,[1] whereas unit 5 (600 MW) runs on coal.[2]A new 600 MW coal-fired unit, Unit 6, commenced commercial operation in December, 2013.[3]

The power plant located directly at the Pacific Ocean was damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[4] Tepco managed to returned the first block to operation in July 2011.[5]

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  1. ^ Yuji Nishiyama (22 March 2011). "Utilities Sector". Credit Suisse. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Hiromasa Momma; Junichi Ishiguro; Takayuki Suto; Toshihiro Miyawaki; Ryuji Iwamoto; Tsuyoshi Nakahara (October 2004). "Commencement of the Commercial Operation of 600 MW Unit, "Hirono No. 5 Thermal Power Station of The Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc."". Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) 41 (5): 264–267. 
  3. ^ TEPCO http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/press/corp-com/release/2013/1232692_5130.html |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Tepco. "Restoration of devastated thermal power station". Retrieved 2013-01-26. 
  5. ^ Tsuyoshi Inajima (2011-07-04). "Tokyo Electric Starts No. 1 Unit at Hirono Thermal-Power Station". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2013-01-26.