Press Release

Press Release

Construction Plan for Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station

March 02, 2017
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power is proud to announce its decision to construct the Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station that harnesses the streams of Abekawa River, belonging to the Abekawa River system.

The Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station is a run-of-the-river power station with a generation capacity of 7,100 kW. Chubu Electric Power plans to start constructions in FY2019 and commence the power station's operation in FY2022.

While embracing an eco-conscious mindset, Chubu Electric Power will develop the station under the understanding and cooperation of local authorities, residents, and other relevant parties.

The company is actively engaging in the development of renewable energy with sights set toward contributing to achieving improved energy self-sufficiency rates and reducing greenhouse gas.

Hydropower generation, in particular, has the potential of providing stable electric power generation. Chubu Electric Power will thus maintain efforts to develop both conventional and regular water-flow release hydroelectric power stations.

Chubu Electric Power will also systematically improve existing hydroelectric power station facilities to boost both output and electric power generation.



Name of Station

Abekawa Hydroelectric Power Station


Aoi Ward,Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Water System

Abekawa River System, Abekawa River

Power generation system

Conduit-type power (Run of river type)

Maximum output 


Max. water consumption 


 Effective head


Projected annual electricity output 

38,000 MWh (equivalent to annual electricity consumption of approx. 11,700 average households)

Reduction in CO2 emissions

Approximately 18,000 tons a year

Start of power generation facilities work


Start of commercial operation


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