Press Release

Press Release

Start of Construction for the "Atagi Hydroelectric Power Station"

May 01, 2014
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power would like to announce that we submitted a starting notification for the new construction of "Atagi Hydroelectric Power Station", based on the River Act , to Gifu Prefecture. The work has begun today.

Atagi Hydroelectric Power Station is a regular water flow release hydroelectric power station effectively using water release in order to maintain the dam head drop and riverine environment. It is scheduled for construction directly below the prefectural dams at Atagi in Gifu Prefecture.
(Notification complete as of November 27, 2012)

Maximum output is 190kW, and operation is planned to begin in June, 2015.

We shall be grateful for the understanding and cooperation of Gifu Prefecture, local residents and other parties concerned as we proceed with the construction regarding safety as the top priority.

[Overview of plan]

Overview og plann of Akigami Hydroelectric Power Stn,

Name of station

Atagi Hydroelectric Power Station


Shirotori-cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture

Name of dam

Atagi Dam(Property of Gifu Prefecture) 



Projected annual electricity output 

1,300 MWh
(equivalent to annual electricity consumption of approx. 360 average households)

Reduction in CO2 emissions

Approx. 700 tons per year

Planned start of commercial operation

June 2015(scheduled)


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