Sustainability / Materiality
At our core, JRE’s vision is based on the belief that providing renewable energy contributes to the realization of a sustainable society. This vision aims to accomplish two crucial goals:
JRE develops diversified renewable energy sources, including solar, onshore and offshore wind, biomass, and hydropower. In 2020 JRE’s operational capacity reached approximately 420 MW. Based on this renewable energy capacity, in the same year we displaced approximately 267,763 t-CO2 emissions. Biomass power plants contribute greatly to stable supply of renewable energy power by around-the-clock operation regardless of the weather.
We aim to contribute to the improved energy self-sufficiency of Japan and the resilience of its energy system in three different ways:
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|Climate and energy-related indicators||2017||2018||2019||2020|
|Total capacity in operation (MW) as of December 31 *1||228||295||345||419|
|Onshore wind (MW)||32||39||39||48|
|Total capacity under construction (MW) as of December 31||150||116||393||410|
|Total renewable energy sold (MWh)||241,635||345,091||505,075||598,211|
|Annual amount of CO2 reduction effect *2 (t-CO2)||121,173||165,904||227,984||267,763|
*1 The total capacity in operation in 2020 includes the power plant in Taiwan (1.8 MW) acquired in 2020. Not included in other items.
*2 Calculated using emission factors for each electric utility that we supply power to (as of December 31 each year) in accordance with the Act on Promotion of Global Warming Countermeasures