Press Release

Press Release

Development of a 720kW Uchigatani Hydroelectric Power Station in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture with a Tentative Operation Commencement Date of FY2025

January 21, 2020
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. has decided to construct the Uchigatani Hydroelectric Power Station in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture, which will make use of the river maintenance flow discharged from the Uchigatani Dam that is currently under construction, and today, we reached an agreement titled "Basic Agreement Regarding the Uchigatani Dam Construction Work" (hereafter "the agreement") with Gifu Prefecture.

Based on the agreement, we will develop a power station which has a maximum output of 720kW with target operation commencement in FY2025, and the project will proceed with the understanding and cooperation of Gifu Prefecture, which operates the dam, as well as the residents of Gujo City and other local communities and the various entities concerned.

Chubu Electric is actively pursuing the development of renewable energy sources in order to increase our energy self-sufficiency rate and to realize a low-carbon society. In particular, since hydroelectric power generation provides a stable source of power, we will continue to work on developing hydroelectric power stations, as well as increasing output and efficiency of power generation by updating our existing hydroelectric power stations.

[Plan overview]

Name of station

Uchigatani Hydroelectric Power Station


Yamato-cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture

River system/river name

Kibishima River of the Kiso River system

Maximum output


Maximum water consumption


Effective head

Approx. 32m

Estimated annual power output

Approx. 4.6 GWh
(equivalent to amount consumed by approximately 1,500 ordinary households)

Amount of reduced CO2 emissions

Approx. 2,100 tons per year

Scheduled construction start date


Scheduled start of operation


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