Press Release

Press Release

Yokkaichi Biomass Power Plant Commences Commercial Operation

May 08, 2020
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. is pleased to announce that today the Yokkaichi Biomass Power Plant, on which construction began in May 2018, commenced commercial operation.

The Yokkaichi Biomass Power Plant is the company's first dedicated woody biomass-fired power plant with an output of 49,000 kW.

We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the understanding and cooperation of local residents and everyone involved, thereby making it possible to construct the Yokkaichi Biomass Power Plant.

Chubu Electric Power will continue to actively develop renewables, which are one of the company's main power sources, in moving toward raising the level of energy self-sufficiency as well as realizing a low carbon society.

[Overview of the Yokkaichi Biomass Power Plant]


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

Power output


Estimated annual power output

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

Fuel type

Wood pellets, palm coconut shells

Annual fuel usage

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

Construction commencement

May 01, 2018

Amount of reduced CO2 emissions

Approx. 150,000 tons/year

[Aerial view of Yokkaichi Biomass Power Plant]

Picture of Aerial view of Yokkaichi Biomass Power Plant

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