Equis Commissions 15 MW Solar Project in Aomori Prefecture, Japan
Singapore, 3 July, 2017 – Equis Energy (Equis), Asia‐Pacific’s largest renewableenergy IPP, has commissioned a 15 MW solar project in Kamikita Town in Aomori Prefecture, Japan. The ‘Shichinohe 6’ project was developed in‐house by Equis, utilising its Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management capabilities that allow the company to realise significant development cost and time savings, as well as construction quality benefits.
In Aomori, Japan, Equis has five solar power plants operational and another five under construction, with a collective energy generation capacity of over 170 MW. Additionally, in December 2017, Equis expects to commence construction on a new 36 MW wind project. Serving its solar power plants in Aomori, Equis has a local Operations and Maintenance (O&M) center that facilitates maximum operating efficiency, reduces downtime and mitigates risk.
Overall in Japan, Equis owns 37 projects comprising 0.9 GW and has a further 1.3 GW under development. At its regional headquarters in Tokyo and local offices in Shichinohe, Kasama and Fukushima, Equis employs over 60 professionals well‐versed in development, design, project management and investment.
Adam Ballin, Equis Board Director, said, “Equis Energy is proud to be extending our commitment to Aomori Prefecture, providing clean, low‐cost renewable energy; jobs for local communities; and CSR programs that support community development.”
The ‘Shichinohe 6’ project generates 16,500 MWh of energy per annum and on an annual basis, provides 3,128 households with electricity, saves 9,092 tons of CO2 as well as 15.5 million liters of water.