560kW Small Hydro Power Plant Built in Nagano

2020/02/26 12:10
Sousuke Kudou, technical writer
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The Francis turbine employed for the small hydro power plant (source: Green Power Engineering)

Green Power Engineering Co Ltd (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) built a small hydro power plant with an output of 560kW in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, and had ceremonies to celebrate the completion and opening of the plant Dec 23, 2019.

The plant is expected to generate 3,000,000kWh of electricity, which is equivalent to the amount consumed by 830 households, per year.

By employing power generation facilities manufactured by Asahi Kiko Co Ltd (Moriguchi City, Osaka Prefecture), which is affiliate with Green Power Engineering, it became possible to reduce the time it takes to start supplying electricity and the cost of procuring power generation facilities.