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Yatsushiro Biomass Power Project is a 75MW biopower project. It is planned in Kumamoto, Japan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in June 2024.

Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
75 75 Permitting Kumamoto, Japan Chubu Electric Power; Ene –,ltd; Toho Gas


The project is being developed by Chubu Electric Power, Ene –,ltd and Toho Gas. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

The project cost is expected to be around $313.19m.

Wood by-product will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by June 2024.

Contractors Involved

IHI is expected to perform operations and maintenance for the project for a period of 20 years.

About Chubu Electric Power

Chubu Electric Power Co Inc (Chubu) is an energy utility. It generates and procures electricity and offers electric network related services. The company produces electricity using the hydro, thermal, nuclear and renewable sources. Chubu has interests in upstream and midstream energy fields, and electricity generation projects in overseas. It also offers comprehensive energy services in gas and power fields. The company has regional offices in Nagoya, Mie, Gifu, Nagano, Okazaki, Tokyo and Shizuoka in Japan; and overseas offices in the US, the UK and Qatar. Chubu is headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.

About Toho Gas

Toho Gas Co Ltd (Toho Gas) is a downstream energy distribution company. It procures and sells natural gas and liquefied petroleum products (LPG). The company supplies hydrocarbon products on wholesale and retail basis. It procures LNG from Australia, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Russia through the price index and supply source contracts. The company also provides coke, tar and crude oil products; paving materials, automobiles, daily sundries, and foodstuffs; and gas, air-conditioning, kitchen, and plumbing equipment and home appliances. It also carries out supply LPG and electricity. It serves customers in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures. Toho Gas is headquartered in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.