Thai firm BCPG commences commercial operation of solar farm in Japan




The Thai firm BCPG has commenced commercial operation of a 25 MW Komagane solar farm in Japan.


It is the renewable power generation arm of energy conglomerate Bangchak Corporation. The latest move comes as the company is expanding its clean energy profile in Japan.


The project is based in Nagano prefecture in Japan.


It has been reported that the project is operated under a power purchase agreement with Chubu Electric Power Co for 20 years.


"Komagane solar farm is among the energy projects which have already started operation. They have a combined electricity generation capacity of 59.7MW," according to a local report.


Niwat Adirek, President and Chief Executive of BCPG, commented, "We aim to have a total capacity of 89.7MW in Japan, with additional capacity of 30MW coming from other solar power projects now under development."


Meanwhile, the company is developing the Yabuki solar farm in Fukushima with an installed capacity of 28MW. Besides, it has two other projects outside Japan.


According to the company, it has "allocated capital spending worth 30 billion baht for this year to support a five-year plan to increase generation capacity, based on renewable resources, to 2 gigawatts, up from 1.1GW at present, by 2026."

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