Press Release

Press Release

Plans for Development of Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant Unit 5

February 06, 2015
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power would like to announce that in response to being selected as the successful bidder for the "FY2014 thermal power bid" (reported on January 29, 2015), we published today the development plans for Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant Unit 5, as well as filing a proposal to Taketoyo Town in Aichi Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture.

The development plans for Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant Unit 5 will see to the decommissioning and demolishing of existing Units 2 - 4 (total output 1.125 million kW) and the demolishing of the already decommissioned Unit 1. We intend to newly establish a coal-fired thermal facility with an output of 1.07 million kW *, aiming to begin commercial operations in FY2021.

We hope to contribute to an inexpensive and stable supply of power by replacing the heavy crude oil-fired power facility that has been in use for more than 40 years with a highly efficient coal-fired power facility.

We would like to move forward with the replacement plans with the understanding and cooperation from residents in local communities and various relevant parties.

*Generator output. The transmission-end output minus the power used in-house will be
1 million kW.

[Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant Unit 5 Outline of Development Plants]

  • Location:1-1 Ryugu, Taketoyo Town, Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture
  • Site area:About 660,000 square meters
  • Development Plan
Unit No.5
Output  1,070MW
 Power generation method  Steam power
 Thermal efficiency  Greater than 45% * (lower heating value standard)
Fuel  Carbon
Scheduled start of construction  FY2018
Scheduled start of operation  FY2021

*Equivalent to BAT(A) in the "BAT reference table [as of April, 2014]
(Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry / Ministry of the Environment)"
BAT (Best Available Technology) :Best technology available to operators.
BAT (A) :State of the art power generation technology already under operation
as a commercial plant without economical or reliability issues.

  • Existing facilities










heavy oil, crude oil 

 Scheduled start of operation


Scheduled start of decommissioning

Reference:Unit 1 (220,000kW, began operation in 1996) was
decommissioned in 2002.

[Reference] Location of Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant Unit 5

Location of Taketoyo Thermal Power Plant Unit 5

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