2014

Start of Commercial Operation and Opening Ceremony of Mega-Solar Power Plant in Shimizu Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido

Jun. 4. 2014
Marubeni Corporation


Marubeni Corporation’s fully-owned subsidiary, Mibugawa Power Company (“Mibugawa”), held an opening ceremony today for its mega-solar power plant in Shimizu town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido. Mibugawa completed the first-stage construction in November 2013 and the second-stage construction in January 2014.

With the support of Shimizu Town, Mibugawa has built and operated the plants at five locations owned by Shimizu Town. The total capacity of the plants is approximately 4.3MW and the expected annual power generation will cover the annual power consumption of 1,300 ordinary houses. The generated power will be sold for over 20 years under Japan’s feed-in-tariff scheme. Stable operation of the plants will be conducted by utilizing Mibugawa’s more than 50 years of renewable energy power plant operational know-how.

Marubeni already has two mega-solar projects (82MW in Oita, 1.1MW in Miyazaki) in addition to this project and three more projects (49MW in Aichi/Mie, 28.3MW in Miyagi and 2.2MW in Fukushima) under development. This project and 2.2MW in Fukushima are developed by Mibugawa.

Small/medium-scale hydropower generation is the center of Mibugawa’s business and Mibugawa is determined to further spread utilization of renewable energy including mega-solar to meet society’s demand for the reduction of environmental impact.


Mibugawa Power Company
Head office : 4-2, Ohtemachi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative : Tomofumi FUKUDA (President)
Establishment : 1960
Capital : JPY 250 million
Sales : Approx. JPY 1 billion

 

Plant Outline

Facility Name Location Capacity Completion Start of Operation
Tokachi Shimizu
No.1 Power Plant 
Shimizu, Shimizu Town,
Kamikawa County, Hokkaido
1,166kW November, 2013 December, 2013
Tokachi Shimizu
No.2 Power Plant
Shimizu, Shimizu Town,
Kamikawa County, Hokkaido
674kW November, 2013 December, 2013
Tokachi Shimizu
No.3 Power Plant
Shimizu, Shimizu Town,
Kamikawa County, Hokkaido
677kW November, 2013 December, 2013
Tokachi Shimizu
No.4 Power Plant
Shimizu, Shimizu Town,
Kamikawa County, Hokkaido
1,185kW January, 2014 February, 2014
Tokachi Shimizu
Mikage Power Plant
Mikage, Shimizu Town,
Kamikawa County, Hokkaido
571kW November, 2013 December, 2013
4,273kW    

              
    
Shimizu Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido
Land area : 402.18km2
Population : 9,928 (as of 31 March, 2014)
Mayor : Mr. Wataru TAKASUSUKI
Town office : 4-2-2, Shimizu-cho minami, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido

  • 【Tokachi Shimizu No.4 Power Plant】

    【Tokachi Shimizu No.4 Power Plant】
  • 【Tokachi Shimizu Mikage Power Plant】

    【Tokachi Shimizu Mikage Power Plant】

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