Session: 1-A.

RE100% Mayors summit around the world
3 November 2016

Challenge to the Renewable Energy
~Creating a Community~

Hiroto Takahashi

Mayor, Ogata Village

●Area:

170.05k㎡
(East to West 11㎞、North to South 18㎞)
●Farmland: 117.55k㎡
●Population: 3,212(16/10/1)
●Population over 65: 31.38%
●Households: 1,092
●Average temperature: 10.8℃

Ogata

メガソーラー

Fukushima

Tokyo

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Why Ogata is tackling
renewable energy

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A Background of Renewable Energy in Ogata
Farming, Ecology, and Energy in Ogata
 Water drainage, farm machines, and other farming vehicles use fossil fuels,
which harm the environment.
 Since the reclamation, Lake Hachiro’s water quality has gotten gradually worse.
 We want a balance between people and the environment through sustainable
farming.

 Our mission is for Ogata to coexist with nature.
 The challenge for us is to be sustainable by making the most of
our resources and facing our energy problems.

Changing to renewable energies and building our
community

Renewable Energy and
Community Creation
① Companies invest in renewable energy
projects in Ogata.
② Local residents also can invest and receive
profits.
③ Earnings from renewable energy projects
are reinvested in the community.
④ Local resources are used in the energy
production cycle.

Our Project’s Plan

We want our residents to get societal and economic benefits
from our renewable energy projects.

Now, Ogata’s energy use releases a large amount of carbon dioxide,
and our goal is to lower our emissions with renewable
energy.

These plans for farming, renewable energy, and
our ecosystem are not just environmental goals,
but are part of an economic and social cycle that
benefits our community.

Community
benefits

Protecting
our
Environment

Using
Local
Resources

Our Approach to Renewable Energy

Town Center

1.Solar Power【1.5MW】
Started in 2015

Pumping Station

3.Wind Power
The pumping stations use 1/3
of Ogata’s electricity (14
million Kwh/year) and village
residents pay 30% of this cost.

Pumping Station

1. Solar panel field(39% funded by Ogata villagers)
2. Planned biomass heating plant
3. Proposed wind mill

2.Biomass 90,000 GJ/Year
Energy from Ogata rice
husks

Solar Power Finance Plan
Item

Capital

Content

Total Project Cost: 560 Million Yen

Initial Capital

90 million yen

Shareholders

Ogata, Ogata Country Elevator Public Corporation,
Ogata Agricultural Cooperative,

(17 Organizations)

14 other organizations

Bank
Finance

Community
Fund

Investment
Sources

Ogata Village government
Village organizations
External corporations

40 million yen
25 million yen
25 million yen

CEO

Hiroto Takahashi

Ogata Solar Fund

Total amount 95,400,000 yen
Villagers ownership rate:39%

Mayor, Ogata Village

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〈Planned and
Actual Power Output (Kwh)〉
<計画値と実績(kWh)>

Electricity-generating capacity(Kwh/month)

Solar Power Generation Performance
(2015/10~2016/9)

Projected
Actual

10

11

12

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

14

8

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Biomass Challenge
An Unused
Resource
8500 ha of
fields can yield
11000t of rice
husks, equal
to 2400kl of
oil

Hotel Sun Rural

A stable
demand
for heat

Rice Husk Biomass Plant
Polder Onsen

Senior Center

Together these
four facilities
use about 600
to 700kl of oil
per year

Senior Citizens Home

Our Vision of Biomass in Ogata

Sustainable Agriculture

Biomass Boiler

Using Rice Husks for Energy

Giving new value
to rice husks
Rice Husk
Supply

Onsen・Hotel and
Public Buildings・
Houses

Heating for
agricultural use

Heat &
Electricity
Supply

New
revenue

New Jobs/
Economic
Stimulus

Heat & CO2
Supply

Ash from the biomass plant
can be used for farming

Soil
Improvement

Goods

Biomass plant and solar
power heating

The heart of our
community is
farming

Community Power

Solar Power

Biomass Heating

Wind energy powers the
water pumping stations

Sustainable Agriculture

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