Japan’s largest power generator, JERA, is set to start a new 1.07-gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power plant in Taketoyo in central Japan, which could help to alleviate an electricity crunch. The No. 5 unit in Taketoyo thermal power station will replace three old oil-fired units. During trials, the unit has achieved a generation efficiency of 46%, among the highest for coal power in the world