Press Release

Press Release

Planned development of Shin-Okuizumi hydroelectric power station

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

Chubu Electric Power would like to announce plans to construct a regular water-flow release hydroelectric power station directly below the Okuizumi Dam, which is owned by Chubu Electric Power. The new power station will utilize both dam head and water release for power generation.

Chubu Electric Power has been continuing to develop renewable energy in the light of diversifying energy sources and addressing the problem of global warming.

In line with these goals, we have decided to construct Shin-Okuizumi Hydroelectric Power Station, a regular water-flow release hydroelectric power station with 290 kW generating capacity, directly below Okuizumi Dam. Operation is planned to begin in FY2017.

As we proceed with development work, we shall be grateful for the understanding and cooperation of the local authority and local residents.

For the future, Chubu Electric Power will engage in continuing development of conventional and regular water-flow release hydroelectric power, a renewable energy source that promises stable electricity output.  Also, to increase output and electricity production, we are making systematic improvements to existing hydroelectric power station facilities.

[Overview of plan]

Name of station

Shin-Okuizumi Hydroelectric Power Station


Ikawa, Aoi-ku,Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Name of dam

Okuizumi Dam

Generating Capacity


Projected annual electricity output

Approx.1,100 MWh
(equivalent to annual electricity consumption of approx. 300 average households)

Reduction in CO2 emissions

Approx. 560 tons per year 

Construction work planned to start in


Entry into service planned for



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