Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 52 No. 2 (2015)   Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems
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    Introduction of Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station Unit 2, Tokyo Electric Power Company (Commercial operation starts under the largest ever mixed ratio of subbituminous coal in Japan, overcoming the earthquake disaster)

    Kure Business Department, Business & Strategic Planning Headquarters
    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.

    In the Hitachinaka Thermal Power Station of Tokyo Electric Power Company, the boiler of Unit 2 was designed to have the largest mixing ratio of subbituminous coal in Japan. This design was determined based on the needs of our client, which had arisen from the practical experience with the previous boiler (i.e., Unit 1 at the same power station). The commercial operation of Unit 2 continues under the circumstances in which societal dependence on coal-fired power generation as a steady, stable power supply is significantly increasing.