Pacifico Energy Commences Construction on 62 MW Utility Scale Solar Power Plant in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
TOKYO — Pacifico Energy (Head Office: Minato, Tokyo) commences construction of a 62 MW solar power generation plant (Toyota Mega Solar Power Plant) in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
The plant will be constructed on mountain land in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Operations are expected to start in December 2019, representing a 26-month construction period. Once commissioned, the plant will generate approximately 74 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, contributing to an annual reduction of approximately 40,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. will purchase all electricity generated by the plant, pursuant to the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electric Utilities. Chiyoda Corporation will be providing EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) services.
Pacifico Energy has already completed construction of two solar power plants in Okayama (in Kumenan and Mimasaka) and one solar power plant in Furukawa, Miyagi, totaling 130 MW which are all now in commercial operation. With the start of the Toyota project Pacifico Energy is now currently constructing over 450 MW of solar power plants, including a 96 MW solar power generation plant in Miyazaki (construction commenced in March 2015), a 257 MW solar power generation plant in Okayama (construction commenced in April 2017), and a 42 MW solar power generation plant in Fukushima (construction commenced in September 2017).
The Toyota Mega Solar Power Plant marks the third project for Pacifico Energy to commence construction this year. Leveraging accumulated know-how and experience gained through developing, constructing, and operating utility scale solar power plants all over the world, the company will continue its excellent track record and build the Toyota power plant in an environmentally friendly way in cooperation with Aichi regional communities.