Amp Japan Donates 140 LED Street Lights to the Town of Ikachi, Covering the Associated Cost of Electricity for 20 Years
Tokyo, Japan – November 24, 2020 – Amp, a global renewable energy infrastructure platform company, today announced it has donated 140 LED street lights to the town of Ikachi, covering the associated cost of electricity for 20 years.
Last month, Amp announced that the 33MWp solar power plant, located in Yanai City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, had achieved commercial operation. The project is expected to generate approximately 42,000 MWh of clean, solar electricity per year, the equivalent to the annual electrical power use of approximately 14,000 local households.
Amp’s donation, valued at ¥9.5M, will support the Ikachi community to build much needed lighting infrastructure for the roads that surround the new solar power plant.
Martin Stein, Executive Vice-President and Head of Amp Japan commented, “This was the first project we acquired in Japan, a little over 4 years ago. We are really proud to be able to support the Ikachi community, who from an early stage expressed their need for lighting infrastructure, and cover their associated cost of operation for the next 20 years. A huge thanks goes to our construction and financing partners, and the local community who worked on this project closely with us.”
A ceremony took place on 5th November at Yanai townhall, where the Mayor of Yanai City granted Amp with a certificate of gratitude.
Amp is a renewable energy infrastructure platform company.
Founded in 2009, Amp has become one of the leading global renewables companies with a 1.5 GW proven track record of assets developed and built, alongside a further 2.0 GW and 2.2 GWh of assets in construction and late-stage development. With the addition of its fully-integrated flexibility division, Amp X, Amp has emerged as a differentiated and unique global leader in the energy transition happening today.
Based in Canada, with operations throughout North America, Japan, Australia, India, the UK and Czech Republic, Amp’s international team brings deep expertise and thought leadership to every aspect of the energy industry.