Chita Power Station

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Chita Thermal Power Station
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Chita Power Station is located in Japan
Chita Power Station
Location of Chita Thermal Power Station in Japan
Country Japan
Location Chita, Aichi
Coordinates 34°59′12″N 136°50′37″E / 34.98667°N 136.84361°E / 34.98667; 136.84361Coordinates: 34°59′12″N 136°50′37″E / 34.98667°N 136.84361°E / 34.98667; 136.84361
Status Operational
Commission date 1966
Owner(s) Chubu Electric Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas, Fuel Oil
Combined cycle? Partial
Power generation
Units operational 6
Nameplate capacity 3,966 MW

Chita Thermal Power Station (知多火力発電所?, Chita Karyoku Hatsudensho) is a large thermal power station operated by Chubu Electric Power in Chita, Aichi, Japan.[1]


Plans to build a power station in Chita were drawn up in the early 1960s, with the first unit coming on line in February 1966. A total of six units were built to power the cities of Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya Metropolis.

Units 1-4 were modernized and converted to be able to burn natural gas in 1985, whereas Units 5-6 were designed for use with natural gas from the start. From 1992-1996, Units 1, 2, 5 and 6 were shut down and were converted into combined cycle plants by adding another gas turbine to the existing boiler-turbine units to reuse exhaust gases.,[2] This gave the plant a total power generating capacity of 3966 MW, which makes it one of the largest in Japan.[3]

Generating Units[edit]

Unit 1 Combined-Cycle (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 529 MW
  • Operational: February 1966
  • Fuel: LNG

Unit 2 Combined Cycle (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 529 MW
  • Fuel: LNG

Unit 3 (operational)

Unit 4 (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 700 MW
  • Fuel: Heavy Oil, Crude Oil

Unit 5 Combined-Cycle (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 854 MW
  • Fuel: LNG

Unit 6 Combined-Cycle (operational)

  • Rated capacity: 854 MW
  • Operational: April 1978
  • Fuel: LNG

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