1) Soma Orix start operation (Dedication ceremony was held in March 26th.)
Soma Coal-Biomass power plant (previously called as M.Setek Soma Factory plant) has started ite commercial operation in April 1st. Thus, 8 units are currently operating.
2) Yonden withdraw from coal-biomass plant plan in Sendai
Yonden, power producer in Shikoku area, has withdrawn from the project to built coal-biomass power plant in Sendai port. Remaining business planner Sumitomo Corporation insists to stay on this project.
3) Misumi No.2 completed its EIA
Misumi No.2 coal power plant completed its EIA process in April 11the. METI announce it had issued a fixed notice and this plant is planning to start its operation in 2022.
4) Name change of operation company
Kobelco announced it would establish a new plant operation company names Kobelco Power Kobe-2（company split-up at 2018/5/11）.