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Press Release 2018

Start of Construction for the Biomass Power Generation Facility at the Yokkaichi Thermal Power Station

May 1, 2018

Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power would like to announce that it has started construction on the biomass power generation facility at the Yokkaichi Thermal Power Station today.

The Yokkaichi Thermal Power Station biomass power generation facility is the first power generation facility fueled solely by biomass to be built by our company and is part of our efforts to develop environmentally friendly renewable energy. The facility is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 160,000 tons per year.

With the cooperation and understanding of the local community and related parties, we will proceed with construction putting safety first and paying due consideration to protecting the environment.

【Overview of the Yokkaichi Thermal Power Station biomass power generation facility】

 Generation facility location

1 Saburo-machi, Yokkaichi-shi, Mie Prefecture (Inside the Yokkachi Thermal Power Station premises)

 Power output

49,000kW

 Estimated annual power generated

Approx. 380 million kWh(equivalent to approx. 120,000 general households)

 Fuel type

Wood pellets, palm coconut shell

 Annual use of fuel

Approx. 220,000 tons
(150,000 tons of wood pellets, 70,000 tons of palm coconut shells)

 CO2 reduction effect

Approx. 160,000 tons per year

 Scheduled start of commercial operation

April 2020