Press Release

Press Release

Shin-Kuhshihara Hydroelectric Power Station Starts Commercial Operation

June 16, 2015
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power would like to announce that commercial operations for Shin-Kuhshihara Hydroelectric Power Station (Ena City, Gifu Prefecture) has started today. The station has been under construction since May 2014.

Shin-Kuhshihara Hydroelectric Power Station is a newly established station that uses regular water flow release, and is located on the right-hand bank directly below our Yahagi No.2 Dam. The station will generate electricity by effectively leveraging the regular water flow release that previously had been discharged from the dam.

Hydroelectric power is one of the few energies fully produced within Japan. Given that it also is a renewable energy with exceptional environmental characteristics, Chubu Electric Power will press ahead with its development in a group-wide manner while continuing to pay due considerations to its economic efficiency.

[Overview of Shin-Kushihara Hydroelectric Power Station]

Name of station

 Shin-Kushihara Hydroelectric Power Station


 Kushihara, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture

 Water System

 Yahagi River System, Yahagi River (class A river)

 Name of dam

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

Maximum output   


 Power generation system

 dam-type power (regular water flow release)

 Max. water consumption


Effective head 


 Projected annual electricity output

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

 Start of power generation facilities work

 May 29, 2014

 Start of commercial operation

 June 16, 2015

*Drawing on test run outcomes, the generation capacity has been changed to 230 kW from the originally planned 220 kW.


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