TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 21, 2018--Pacifico Energy (Head Office: Minato, Tokyo) is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of a 112 MW(DC) solar power generation plant in Wake, Okayama Prefecture (the Bizen plant) and a 72 MW(DC) solar power generation plant in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture (the Yumesaki plant).

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The Bizen plant will be constructed on the site of a golf course in Wake-gun, Okayama Prefecture, Japan. Operations are expected to start in Spring of 2020. Once commissioned, the plant will generate approximately 132 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, contributing to an annual reduction of approximately 90,000 tons of CO 2 emissions. Chugoku 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.

The Yumesaki plant will be constructed on the site of a golf course in Himeji-city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Operations are expected to start in Fall of 2020. Once commissioned, the plant will generate approximately 84 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, contributing to an annual reduction of approximately 42,000 tons of CO 2 emissions. Kansai 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.

Pacifico Energy has already completed construction of two solar power plants in Okayama (in Kumenan and Mimasaka), one solar power plant in Osaki, Miyagi, and one solar power plant in Miyazaki totaling 227.4 MW(DC) which are all now in commercial operation. Pacifico Energy is currently constructing several solar power plants, including a 257 MW(DC) solar power generation plant in Okayama (construction commenced in April 2017), a 42 MW(DC) solar power generation plant in Fukushima (construction commenced in September 2017), a 62 MW(DC) solar power generation plant in Aichi (construction commenced in October 2017) and a 55 MW(DC) solar power generation plant in Gifu (construction commenced in February 2018). The Bizen and Yumesaki plants mark the second and third projects 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 these power plants in an environmentally friendly way in cooperation with Okayama and Hyogo regional communities.

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CONTACT: Contact Information in Japan

Pacifico Energy K.K.

Ken Akino, +81-3-4540-7830

Public Relations Division

info@pacificoenergy.jp

http://www.pacificoenergy.jp/en/info/

KEYWORD: ASIA PACIFIC JAPAN

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY ALTERNATIVE ENERGY UTILITIES TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE MANUFACTURING OTHER MANUFACTURING

SOURCE: Pacifico Energy K.K.

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