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19/10/2021 Press release

TotalEnergies Starts Up its Third Solar Power Plant in Japan

Paris/Tokyo, 19th October 2021TotalEnergies has started up commercial operation of a 52-megawatt (MW) solar power plant located in Osato, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Completed a few weeks ahead of time, the plant provides enough clean and reliable electricity to serve nearly 15,600 households.

The plant is owned 45 % by TotalEnergies Renewables, with our partners Tohoku Electric (45%) and Softbank Energy Corp. (10%).

This project is the result of a successful cooperation with SoftBank Energy and Tohoku. We are proud to have reached commercial operation ahead of schedule for our 3rd solar power plant in Japan. said Julien Pouget, Senior Vice-President Renewables at TotalEnergies. The success of the Osato project is fully in line with our approach as a global multi energy company contributing to the energy transition in Japan. We are actively pursuing further developments in renewables in the country where we have been present for 60 years.”

The commercial operation of Osato Solar Power Plant follows Nanao Power Plant (27 MW, 2017) and Miyako Solar Park (25 MW, 2019) start-ups. TotalEnergies' cumulative capacity in the country exceeds 100 MWp in operation and 50 MWp under construction.

TotalEnergies, renewables and electricity

As part of its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in renewables and electricity that should account for up to 40% of its sales by 2050. At the end of 2020, TotalEnergies’ gross power generation capacity worldwide was around 12 GW, including 7 GW of renewable energy. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources by 2025, and then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world's top 5 in renewable energies.

 

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

 

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