Fourth Hekinan Thermal Power Station Unit Commences Commercial Operations
November 8, 2001
A fourth unit at the Hekinan Thermal Power Station, under construction since January 1998, commenced commercial operations today.
The Hekinan Thermal Power Plant is Japan's largest coal-burning thermal power station. When a fifth unit scheduled for completion in November 2002 is operating, Hekinan will generate a total of 4.1 million kW of electricity.
The new fourth unit at Hekinan brings the total electrical power generating capacity of Chubu Electric Power to 32,898,530 kW.
Chubu Electric Power will continue to develop new power sources to ensure a stable and economical power supply, while working to maintain an optimum balance of thermal, hydroelectric, and nuclear power sources.
- (1) Environmental protection
- (2) Lower costs and more efficient construction techniques
- (3) Use of supercritical high-pressure 1 million kW generating facilities, exclusively for coal-burning generator
- (4) Advanced automation
The system features centralized monitoring and controls, a server that administers and monitors the entire operation for extra reliability, and a function-distribution system with control devices for each piece of equipment.
- *A single-shaft turbine generator is comprised of high, medium, and low-pressure turbines and generators connected in series on a single shaft.