Hokkaido Electric Power Company

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Headquarters in Sapporo (note the Hokuden (ほくでん?) logo in the upper right)

The Hokkaido Electric Power Company (北海道電力株式会社 Hokkaidō Denryoku Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 9509), or Hokuden (ほくでん?) for short, is the monopoly electric company of Hokkaidō, Japan. It is also known as Hokuden, Dōden, and HEPCO. The company is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (first section), Osaka Securities Exchange (first section), and Sapporo Securities Exchange.

According to the company profile, during fiscal 2011 (i.e. 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011), 26% of the electricity generated was from nuclear, 31% from coal, 15% from hydro, 8% from oil and 2% from 'new energy' sources.[1]

Hokkaido only has one nuclear power station, the Tomari Nuclear Power Plant.

Facilities[edit]

  • Nuclear
    • Tomari (泊発電所)(2070 MW)
  • Geo-thermal
    • Mori (森発電所)(50 MW)
  • Hydro electric - 53 dams including the following:[2]
    • Hoheikyo, Ishikari River (50 MW)
    • Kamiiwamatsu, Tokachi River (30.4 MW)
    • Niikappu, Niikappu River(200 MW)
    • Nokanan, Ishikari River (30 MW)
    • Okuniikappu, Niikappu River (44 MW)
    • Shizunai, Shizunai River (48 MW)
    • Takami, Shizunai River(200 MW)
    • Takisato, Ishikari River (57 MW)
    • Tokachi, Tokachi River (40 MW)
    • Tomura, Tokachi River (40 MW)
    • Uryu, Ishikari River (51 MW)
  • Coal
    • Naie (奈井江発電所)(350 MW)
    • Sunagawa (砂川発電所)(250 MW)
    • Tomato-Atsuma (苫東厚真発電所)(1,650 MW)
  • Oil
    • Date (伊達発電所)(700 MW)
    • Shiriuchi (知内発電所)(700 MW)
    • Tomakomai (苫小牧発電所)(250 MW)
  • Diesel
    • Onbetsu (音別発電所)(280 MW)

Others;

  • Wind farms - 3 facilities(1.58 MW)
  • Solar (photovoltaic) energy - 9 facilities(146 kW)

Generating capacity by source[edit]

Date fuel oil-powered power station
Electricity producing capacity by source[3]
Source Megawatts Percentage Number of units
Coal 2,250 30 3
Nuclear 2,070 27.5 1
Oil 1,650 22 3
Hydro 1,231 16 53
Diesel 280 4 1
Geo-thermal 50 0.5 1
Other 2 -
Total 7,533 100 62?

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Corporate profile page of Hokkaido Electric Power Company, accessed 10 September 2011
  2. ^ Kyogoku pumped storage project is under construction and due for completion in 2015. It will provide 600 MW.
  3. ^ *HEPCO Sustainability Report 2008
Sources
  • This article incorporates material from 北海道電力 ("Hokkaido Electric Power") in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on September 29, 2007.

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