Notification of Large-Scale Renovation of Hydraulic Power Station

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JNC CORPORATION (CEO & President: Yasuyuki Gotoh, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) will execute the large-scale renovation of the Memaru Power Station owned by JNC in Yamato-cho, Kamimashiki-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture.

The core business of JNC Group includes manufacturing, selling and research & development of liquid crystal materials and organic EL materials which are essential to a highly information-oriented society. At the same time, we also regard the environment and energy groups as an important business domain and own run-of-river type hydraulic power stations (total maximum output of 93,200 kW) in 13 locations in the Kyushu area, and also work on photovoltaic power generation.

Our Company has maintained the power generation capacity of the hydraulic power stations by renovating obsolescent facilities based on long-term planning. While the social demand for clean energy increasingly grows, our Company has sequentially promoted renovation of the hydraulic power stations so as to reinforce their power generation capacity in order to realize a stable supply of electric power.

Now, subsequent to seven power stations already under renovation, our Company will also execute the large-scale renovation of Memaru Power Station. Memaru Power Station is the newest power station among the hydraulic power stations owned by JNC, but has already reached the 51st year since its foundation. By this renovation, we will replace the water wheels, power generators and so forth with new high-efficiency instruments in order to increase the maximum output and the annual generation amount while keeping the approved water intake amount at the present level. We will give sufficient consideration to the peripheral environment upon the renovation.

Hydraulic power generation is a precious, purely domestically produced energy having low carbon dioxide emission which is friendly to the environment. Our Company will take advantage of the power generation technologies cultivated so far to develop business activities with consideration for the natural environment and regional communities, and will contribute to the society by supplying stable clean energy in future years.

<Outline of Renovation>

(1) Power stations to be renovated

Memaru Power Station (Yamato-cho, Kamimashiki-gun, Kumamoto)

(2) Existing maximum output (total)

5,700 kW

(3) Maximum output after renovation (total)

5,900 kW (annual power generation amount for about 8,600 houses)

(4) Investment

About 2.2 billion Yen

(5) Start of renovation

July 2015 (planned)

(6) Completion of renovation

June 2018 (planned)