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Press Release (Oct 20,2008)
Mega Solar Power Generation Project in the Kawasaki Waterfront District - Two power plants with a total output of about 20,000 kW to be built to constitute one of the largest solar power generation facilities in Japan-
                                                                        Kawasaki City
                                               The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. 

Kawasaki City (Mayor Takao Abe) and the Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO 
President Masataka Shimizu) today agreed to jointly implement a mega solar project 
to construct solar power plants in the Ukishima and Ohgishima districts in Kawasaki 
City, Kanagawa, that will have a total output of about 20,000 kW. 

With the start of plant operation slated for FY 2011, this project will be jointly 
carried out by Kawasaki City and TEPCO. The city government will provide part of the 
land to build the solar power plants and promote and publicize solar power generation 
through the project, while TEPCO will undertake the construction and operation of 
solar power plants as a power supply facility. The project consists of the following 
facilities:
- Ukishima Solar Power Plant (provisional name) 
A solar power plant with an approximate output of 7,000 kW to be built in the Ukishima 
First Waste Landfill owned by Kawasaki City. 
- Ohgishima Solar Power Plant (provisional name)
A solar power plant with an approximate output of 13,000 kW to be built on land owned 
by TEPCO.
- Solar Power Generation PR Center (provisional name)
A facility to promote and publicize solar power generation to people in Kawasaki and 
elsewhere that will be operated by Kawasaki City within its Ukishima Incineration Plant.

With a total output of approximately 20,000 kW, the above two power plants will become 
one of the largest solar power generation facilities in Japan and are expected to produce 
about 21 million kWh annually, which is equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 
5,900 households. The project is estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 8,900 
tons a year. 

Kawasaki City is taking anti-global warming measures under the "Carbon Challenge Kawasaki 
Eco-Strategy." The city government is trying to play the leading role in creating a low-carbon 
society, through activities such as installing solar power systems in public facilities and 
providing subsidies for the installation of residential solar power systems.
Using this project as a powerful driving force, Kawasaki City will further the efforts to 
introduce, promote and demonstrate solar power generation and other new energy sources. 
By fostering these activities and creating an area where R&D facilities and cutting-edge 
technologies in fields such as the environment, welfare, medicine and healthcare are 
concentrated, Kawasaki aims to become a global center that contributes to the well-being of 
people around the world.

For TEPCO, this is the first project to install mega solar power generation systems as a power 
supply facility. The company has already been supporting the widespread use solar power generation 
in many ways, for example, by building its own facilities, providing energy services based on solar 
power generation, purchasing surplus electricity at prices taking account of eco-friendliness, and 
offering funds to introduce systems through the Green Power Fund.
TEPCO will continue to strive to expand the use of renewable energy and to facilitate the 
proliferation of solar power generation, with the aim of increasing the use of nonfossil energy 
sources as a means to create a low-carbon society. 

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Appendix: Outline of the Mega Solar Power Generation Project in the Kawasaki Waterfront District
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