Amp’s 7MW Kotogawa Solar Power Plant in Yamaguchi, Japan, Achieves Commercial Operation
Tokyo, Japan – September 23, 2021 – Amp, a global energy transition platform, today announced its 7MWdc Solar Power Plant in Ube City, Yamaguchi prefecture, achieved successful commercial operation in Q3 2021.
The Kotogawa power plant is a combination of two adjacent systems, and is expected to produce approximately 7,500,000kWh of clean energy annually, which is sufficient to power the equivalent of 2,500 local households.
This project will support Japan’s climate action goals of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and cutting emissions by 46% by 2030 from 2013 levels.
JA Mitsui Leasing provided the financing for the construction period, while Asahi Techno Plant was contracted to build and provide O&M services to the Project.
“We’re delighted to deliver this solar project on a site that was originally developed for coal mining”, said Martin Stein, Executive Vice-President and Head of Amp Japan. “As part of construction, our team has also improved discharge of water from the site, which was highly appreciated by residents and the local government”.
Amp has significantly expanded its asset portfolio in Japan over the past five years, and is now among the leading independent renewable platforms in the Japanese market. With headquarters in Tokyo, the real assets business is on track to surpass 250MW of operating and under construction assets by the end of 2021. Amp’s total portfolio now exceeds 6GW of assets built or under contract worldwide.