Veolia, in partnership with the leading provider of environmental services, Takeei, has won 20-year operating contracts for two biomass power plants in the Tohoku region in northern Japan.
Fueled by local forestry industries, the two plants will generate 100 GWh of electricity per year for the cities of Hirakawa and Hanamaki – equivalent to the consumption of 22,000 homes. Veolia and Takeei will therefore help to increase the production of renewable energy on the island of Honshu, and prevent the emission of 40,000 metric tons of CO2 per year.
Present in Japan since 2002, Veolia manages water and sanitation in several major cities. In Osaka and Tokyo the Group serves 4 million users; in Hakone, a famous spa town, it manages the complete range of public water services.