This is an update on December 20th.
December 20th, Kyushu Electric Power starts commercial operation of Matsuura No.2 in Matsuura city, Nagasaki. As a size of 1,000MW coal-fired power plant, Matuura No.2 is estimated to emit 4.7 million tons of CO2 per year.
Press Release of Kyushu Elecric Power (Japanese only)
December 4th, Chubu Electric Power announced it would convert Suzukawa Energy Center, Ltd.’s coal-fired power plant into a biomass power plant. Suzukawa Energy Center started its operation in September 2016.
Press Release: Project to convert Suzukawa Energy Center, Ltd.’s coal-fired power plant into a biomass power plant (Link)