Initiatives for Regional and Social Issues

 

In addition to developing power plants rooted in the region in which they are built, through 1% for Community® *1 and other such projects that feed the benefit of hosting a power plant back to the local community Shizen Energy works to support local businesses that aim to stimulate and build local industry and resolve issues faced by society.

*1    1% for Community® collectively refers to projects undertaken by the Shizen Energy Group to feed the benefit of hosting a power plant back to regions in which they are located. Details vary for each project.

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The Koshi Agriculture Energy Project - Support for the Protection and Growth of Regional Agriculture -

 

The Koshi Agriculture Energy Project is an initiative to feed back, for the purpose of developing agriculture in the city of Koshi in Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, some of the dividends and income from electricity sales from the Koshi Agriculture Energy Project Photovoltaic Power Plant that was developed by Shizen Energy and completed in March 2014 after construction led by a limited liability company established by the three parties of the Shizen Energy Group member Shizen Energy Farm Inc., a local company from Koshi called Kumamoto Flour Milling Co., Ltd., and the Koshi city government.

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 Koshi Agriculture Energy Project Photovoltaic Power Plant / HALO KUMAMOTO BEER uses liquorice root from Koshi and is a product of the Koshi Agriculture Energy Project

=>Reports on past activities is available here

=>The press release concerning this project being awarded Solar Power Project of the Year - Gold at the Asian Power Awards 2015 is available here

 

Karatsu Minato Wind Power Plant Project - Supporting Local Agriculture with Wind Power -

 

The Karatsu Minato Wind Power Plant Project was given the green light in January 2016 by the Karatsu City Council for Rural Village Revitalization by Promoting Renewable Energy, and involves the construction of a one unit wind power plant with a capacity of approximately 2MW on farmland in Saga Prefecture's Karatsu City based on the Basic Plan regarding Revitalization of Rural Villages by Promoting Power Generation through Renewable Energy Harmonized with Sound Development of Agricultural Forestry Industries and Fisheries that was submitted to Karatsu City. It started commercial operation in February 2018 and the plan calls for a return of 1% of revenue from sales of electricity generated for the sustaining of local agriculture and future-focused support for agricultural activities in the region.

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Karatsu City Minato Wind Power Plant (foreground)

 

Shizen Foundation - Supporting Regional Projects for Social Reform -

The Shizen Foundation is a product of Shizen Energy Inc.’s 1% for Community® initiative and provides a platform to support region-led social reform.

As well as being an initiative to utilize revenue from power plants owned by the Shizen Energy Group for the development of the regions in which power plants are located, the Shizen Foundation was founded in 2016 in order to gather funding and provide support for businesses and other parties tackling regional issues over a wide area, and it is now expanding the scope of its activities.

 

Shizen Foundation Initiatives

Through the provision of funding and a network of nationwide businesses and government bodies built up by the Shizen Energy Group, this foundation aims to provide support for the growth of organizations carrying out social projects and expand their social impact.
Whereas traditional investment has the concept of an “exit” which refers to financial returns through IPOs and sales, this foundation instead takes a different approach and identifies businesses and organizations who bring about systemic change (change in which region-led initiatives grow and have an impact on social systems an policy) and provides support for the realization of such change.

 

Why we undertake our initiatives

As well as energy issues, Japan faces a wide range of other issues as well. In order to set up renewable energy power plants in areas all around Japan, we have always made the effort to actually visit these locations and see for ourselves the unique issues that regions face. At the same time, we have also encountered organizations and companies that have taken on the challenge of resolving these issues.

The Shizen Foundation also shares the Shizen Energy Group’s vision of changing the world with energy. With the shared aim of creating a sustainable world, the Shizen Energy Group works on initiatives with energy in the form of electricity while the Shizen Foundation works with energy in the form of people and new challenges.

By leveraging the knowledge and community connections that the Shizen Energy Group has around Japan, we believe that we can provide support to those who take on the challenge of resolving social issues from our own unique perspective.

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Subsidies and funding provided by the Shizen Foundation so far

▪ Keio University EBA Minamata International Training Program

An international training program held by Keio University based on fieldwork in Kumamoto Prefecture’s Minamata City for ASEAN students that aims to develop future leaders in the field of the environment.

▪ Colab Planet Co., Ltd.       Blearnch Tutoring School (https://www.blearnch.com/)

A venture focusing on Kyushu which has strong local connections and uses idle facilities to bring tutoring schools to depopulated areas and other such areas that have no major tutoring schools with the aim of rejuvenating these areas through education.

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Blearnch cram school, run by Colab Planet

Corporate Information

Name: Shizen Foundation

Address: 1-1-6 Arato, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Representative Directors: Ken Isono, Kenji Kawado, Masaya Hasegawa

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Wind Power Business

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Characteristics of the Shizen Energy Group's
Wind Power Business

We will engage in small and middle-scale wind power projects of one to four windmills and one to eight megawatts and repowering (replacing windmills with larger ones) of existing power plants owned by municipalities or other entities.
The Shizen Energy Group takes on everything from land development to construction and post-construction operation/maintenance.
With an understanding of everything, including land characteristics and the construction process, we assume long-term operation/maintenance and will engage in integrated efforts so that we can maximize the amount of power generated.
We can also offer assistance with things like fundraising for construction of the power plant and commercialization of dormant projects.

Do you have any of these plans or issues?

  • Interest in wind power plants of one to four windmills and one to eight megawatts
  • Interest in updating or expanding existing power plant
  • Behind on maintenance at existing power plant
  • Interest in reviewing profitability of and expenses related to operation/maintenance of existing power plant

Achievements of the Shizen Energy Group's
Wind Power Business

Shizen Energy Inc. completed the first wind power plant in Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture in February 2018. We currently has several wind power projects in the works in addition to the project in Hibikinada, Kitakyushu.

The founding members of Shizen Energy Inc. have been involved in the wind power business all over Japan over the past several years.
Germany-based juwi AG, the parent company of juwi Shizen Energy Inc. and juwi Shizen Energy Operation Inc., has constructed approximately 900 windmills and more than 150 power plants all over the world as part of its wind power EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) business, and the total output is around 2,000 megawatts. It also has an impressive achievement when it comes to O&M (operation and maintenance) at about 1,130 megawatts.(as of the end of June, 2016)
Leveraging this global/local knowledge and experience, the Shizen Energy Group will engage in the wind power business all over Japan.

Introduction Movie - Minato Karatsu Wind Power Plant Project -

Shizen Energy Group Concept

Through the construction and operation of power plants, we aim to give back to the community, fully utilizing business dealings and collaboration with local companies.
Additionally, stable operation of power plants is essential for the further spread and establishment of the renewable energy power generation business in Japan. To achieve that, we believe it is important to develop high-quality power plants and continue to support their operation.
By providing integrated services, the Shizen Energy Group will engage in our business responsibly on the premise of long-term collaboration.
You can entrust the realization of your wind power plant to the Shizen Energy Group with confidence.

Contact Us

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  • Call us: +81-3-3868-3391 (Shizen Energy Inc.) +81-3-3868-0344 (juwi Shizen Energy Inc.)+81-3-3868-0344 (juwi Shizen Energy Op. Inc.)

Small Hydroelectric Power Business

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Characteristics of the Shizen Energy Group's
Small Hydroelectric Power Business

Do you have any projects that are on hold because you can't find a generator manufacturer or construction company even though you are planning to set up a small hydroelectric power plant?
The Shizen Energy Group is active in the field of EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) for small hydroelectric power plants.
We can also offer assistance with fundraising for construction and commercialization of dormant projects. Please don't hesitate to contact us.

Do you have any of these plans or issues?

  • Small hydroelectric plant with output of 200 kw or less
  • Unable to find generator manufacturer or construction company even though much time has passed since the plan was made
  • Interest in installation method most suitable for natural scenery and environment
  • Cost cannot be justified under current construction plan etc., etc.

Achievements of the Shizen Energy Group's 
Small Hydroelectric Power Business

Nagano Shizen Energy Limited., a wholly owned subsidiary of Shizen Energy Inc., completed the first small hydraulic power plant in Obuse Town, Nagano Prefecture in November 2018.

Implemented is the Francis turbine of our small hydraulic power generation project partner, GUGLER Water Turbines GmbH.

In addition, electricity generated at this power plant will be sold through "Nagano Denryoku Co., Ltd." established by three members of Shizen Energy Inc., Goolight Co., Ltd. which develops cable television business in Northern District of Nagano Prefecture, and Obuse Town. (As of November 2018)

Introduction Movie
-Obuse Matsukawa hydraulic power plant project-

Shizen Energy Group Concept

Through the construction and operation of power plants, we aim to give back to the community, fully utilizing business dealings and collaboration with local companies.
Additionally, stable operation of power plants is essential for the further spread and establishment of the renewable energy power generation business in Japan. To achieve that, we believe it is important to develop high-quality power plants and continue to support their operation.
By providing integrated services, the Shizen Energy Group will engage in our business responsibly on the premise of long-term collaboration.
You can entrust the realization of your small hydroelectric power plant to the Shizen Energy Group with confidence.

Contact Us

  • Email us
  • Call us: +81-3-3868-3391 (Shizen Energy Inc.) +81-3-3868-0344 (juwi Shizen Energy Inc.)+81-3-3868-0344 (juwi Shizen Energy Op. Inc.)
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