Press Release

Press Release

Signing of Basic Agreement for the Development of Sakore Hydroelectric Power Station

February 04, 2016
C-Tech Corporation
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc

Chubu Electric Power Group member C-Tech Corporation (Mizuho-ku, Nagoya City; "C-Tech") and Chubu Electric Power Company (Higashi-ku, Nagoya City; "Chubu Electric Power") have today signed a basic agreement concerning a hydroelectric power business that harnesses Chubu Electric Power's Higashiueda Dam facilities (Gero City, Gifu Prefecture).

C-Tech is planning to construct the Sakore Hydroelectric Power Station, a regular water-flow release station that effectively uses the water discharged to maintain the river environment, on the left bank of Higashiueda Dam.

The new Station has the generation capacity of 370 kW. Construction will commence with a target operation launch in July 2018.

In developing and operating the Sakore Hydroelectric Power Station, C-Tech must make use of Chubu Electric's facilities. Accordingly, the basic agreement signed today defines basic provisions on the scope of facility ownership and management, as well as the management and administration of electricity generation operations.

Chubu Electric Power plans to purchase the electricity generated by the new Station.

The new Station will be the second hydroelectric power station for C-Tech to develop after Akigami Hydroelectric Power Station (scheduled to start operation in April 2016), which is currently under construction.

The development will be conducted in a safety-first manner upon gaining understanding and cooperation from local residents and relevant parties.

Hydropower generation, amongst renewable energy, has a notable potential of providing stable electric power; Chubu Electric Power Group will therefore make group-wide efforts to continue to develop both conventional and regular water-flow release hydroelectric power stations.



Name of station

 Sakore Hydroelectric Power Station


 Sakore Frontage, Kosaka Town, Gero City , Gifu Prefecture

Maximum output


Projected annual electricity output

2,660 MWh (equivalent to annual electricity consumption of approx. 740 average households)

Reduction in CO2 emissions

Approximately 1,320 tons a year

Start of power generation facilities work

 July, 2017

start of commercial operation

 July, 2018

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