Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant

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Taketoyo Thermal Power Station
武豊火力発電所
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Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant is located in Japan
Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant
Location of Taketoyo Thermal Power Station
武豊火力発電所
Country Japan
Location Taketoyo, Aichi
Coordinates 34°50′42″N 136°57′42″E / 34.84500°N 136.96167°E / 34.84500; 136.96167Coordinates: 34°50′42″N 136°57′42″E / 34.84500°N 136.96167°E / 34.84500; 136.96167
Status Operational
Commission date 1966
Owner(s) Chubu Electric Power
Power generation
Primary fuel Fuel oil, Crude Oil
Nameplate capacity 1125 MW

Taketoyo Thermal Power Station (武豊火力発電所 Toketoyo Karyoku Hatsudensho?) is a large thermal power station operated by Chubu Electric Power in Taketoyo, Aichi, Japan. The facility is located near Kinuura Port, in northern Chita Peninsula.[1]

History[edit]

Plans to build a power station in Taketoyo were drawn up in the late 1950s, with the development of Kinuura Port and the 1st unit, with a 220 MW turbine, went on line in 1966. The remaining three units come on line in 1972, which served to power the cities of Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya Metropolis.

However, plans were made to close the facility by the mid-2000s due to rising fuel and maintenance costs. Unit 1 was closed in March 2002, and plans were considered to either close Unit 2, or to convert it from oil to coal. However, with the closure of the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant in May 2011 in the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, Unit 2 remained online. Total generating capacity is now at 1125 MW.

Taketoyo Thermal Power Station also has an experimental commercial solar power facility, called “Mega-Solar”. Consisting of 36,918 solar panels covering an area of 120,000 square meters, the facility produces 7.5 MW of power, and came on line on October 31, 2011.

Generating Units[edit]

Unit 1 (scrapped)

  • Rated capacity: 220 MW
  • Operational: 1966 – March 2002

Unit 2 (operational)

Unit 3 (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 375 MW
  • Operational: June 1972
  • Fuel: heavy oil, crude oil

Unit 4 (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 375 MW
  • Operational: June 1972
  • Fuel: Heavy Oil, Crude Oil

Unit 5 (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 7.5 MW
  • Operational: October 2011
  • Fuel: Solar

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