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Press Release 2011

Concerning the Announcement of Starting Day of Commercial Operation of Mega Solar Taketoyo

October 28, 2011

Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power Company has determined that October 31 will be the day on which to start commercial operation of Mega Solar Taketoyo, which we have been building on the grounds of the Taketoyo Thermal Power Station in Taketoyo-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture.

Mega Solar Taketoyo is the second solar power facility this company will operate as a business. It follows after Mega Solar Iida (Iida City, Nagano Prefecture), which started commercial operation in January of this year. The new facility will have a capacity of 7,500 kW (7.5 MW), making it the largest in the Chubu Region. The size of the CO2 reduction achieved by the operation of this power facility is anticipated to reach approximately 3,400 tons per year.

Mega Solar Taketoyo is equipped with an observation platform and other facilities that provide a panoramic view of the entire facility. We will engage in activities for widespread adoption and heightened consciousness of sustainable energy by means of study tours of this power facility.

Going forward, Chubu Electric Power will continue to actively pursue the adoption of energy sources that emit less CO2. One activity to this end is our steadily progressing planning of Mega Solar Shimizu (Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City), which is slated to commence commercial operation in FY2014.

【Outline of power station】

Power plant name

Mega Solar Taketoyo

Location

1-1 Aza-Ryugu, Taketoyo-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi Prefecture

Plant capacity

7,500 kW (7.5 MW)

Anticipated annual power generation

7.3 GWh
(equivalent to annual power consumption of 2,000 ordinary households)

Scheduled start of construction

September 14, 2009

Start of operation

October 31, 2011

Area of development site

Approximately 140,000m2

 

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