Press Release

Press Release

Start of Construction for the "Shin-Kuhshihara Hydroelectric Power Station"

May 29, 2014
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power would like to announce that we submitted a starting notification for the new construction of "Shin-Kushihara Hydroelectric Power Station", based on the River Act , to Gifu Prefecture and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The work has begun today.

Shin-Kushihara 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 Yahagi No.2 Dam, which is owned by Chubu Electric Power.
(Notification complete as of June 10, 2013)

Maximum output is 220kW, and operation is planned to begin in June, 2015.

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

[Overview of plan]

Overview of plann of Shin-Kushihara Hydroelectric Power Stn

Name of station

Shin-Kushihara Hydroelectric Power Station


Kushihara Oyana, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture

Name of dam

Yahagi No.2  Dam (Property of Chubu Electric Power) 



Projected annual electricity output

1,700 MWh
(equivalent to annual electricity consumption of approx. 470 average households)

Reduction in CO2 emissions

Approx. 900 tons per year

Planned start of commercial operation

June 2015 (scheduled)


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