Shizen Energy Inc. Selected as 2015 Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist


25th December 2015, Shizen Energy Inc., a developer and IPP of renewable energy power plants in Japan, has been named a finalist while it did not lead to winning in the Platts Global Energy Awards, an annual program recognizing exemplary industry leadership and innovation. The 2015 finalists were chosen from nearly 200 nominees from nearly three dozen nominating countries and representing 4 continents and Shizen Energy Inc. is the only Japanese company.

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Shizen Energy Inc. is evaluated based on financial growth, innovation, net job growth, operational excellence, scope and strategic vision in the Rising Star Award (Company) category that recognizes the achievements of either a genuine startup business or an existing business that has moved into a brand new field. The uniqueness of strategic business model is recognized that Shizen Energy Inc. established joint venture companies with juwi AG of Germany in 2013 soon after its foundation in 2011 so that it can provide full services from planning and development to fundraising, EPC and O&M, for renewable energy power plants, within the Group. Also, the innovative program of “Koshi Agriculture Boosting project” that will return some of the proceeds from electricity sales to the community are well evaluated.