Press Release

Press Release

Commencement of Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station Construction

July 13, 2020
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power is proud to announce that today we commenced construction of the Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station as part of our efforts to further expand renewable energies.

The Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station is a run-of-the-river power station that will be capable of generating 7,500 kW. We plan to place the plant in service in December 2024.

Continuing to embrace an eco-conscious mindset, we will proceed to construct the facility while affording the highest priority to safety and with the understanding and cooperation of local residents as well as other relevant parties.

[Overview of Planned Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station]

Name of station

Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station


Nyujima, Umegashima and Utogi districts in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

River system/river name

Abekawa River System and Abekawa River

Power output


Maximum water consumption


Effective head

Approx. 123m

Estimated annual power output

Approximately 39,000 MWh (equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of approx. 12,500 average households)

Amount of reduced CO2 emissions

Approximately 17,900 tons annually

Scheduled start of operation

December 2014

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