Toshiba begins construction of 44 MW biomass power plant in Japan

By Erin Voegele | October 30, 2019

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. announced Oct. 25 that its subsidiary Sigma Power Ariake Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 44 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant it is constructing in Omuta City, Japan.

Toshiba ESS said the new facility is being build adjacent to the existing Mikawa Power Plant and includes two power generation units, each with a capacity of 22.1 MW. The new biomass facility is known as Omuta No.1/No.2 power plant.

“We are pleased to have had the ground-breaking ceremony for the Omuta No.1/No.2 Power Plant today,” said Koji Saito, senior vice president of grid aggregation division at Toshiba ESS. “Toshiba’s goal is to be a leading cyber-physical systems technology company in the energy industry with our rich experience and accumulated know-how of using integrated energy solutions and IoT technology.”