Hokuriku Electric Power Company

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The Hokuriku Electric Power Company
Native name
Public KK
Traded asTYO: 9505
FoundedMay 1, 1951 (1951-05-01)
HeadquartersToyama, Toyama, Japan
Area served
Toyama, Ishikawa and part of Fukui, Gifu Prefectures
Key people
Hidenori Mugino (Chairman)
Eishin Ihori (President)
ProductsNatural gas production, sale and distribution, electricity generation and distribution, hydroelectricity, wind power, energy trading
RevenueIncrease ¥542,572 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)
Increase ¥2,012 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)
Decrease ¥622 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)
Total assetsIncrease ¥1,518,076 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)
Total equityIncrease ¥327,614 million (FY, 2016, consolidated)
Number of employees
8,299 (March 2015, consolidated)

The Hokuriku Electric Power Company 北陸電力 (Hokuriku Denryoku) supplies power by a regulated monopoly to Toyama Prefecture, Ishikawa Prefecture, the northern part of Fukui Prefecture, and northwestern parts of Gifu Prefecture. It is often abbreviated 北電 (Hokuden) within its area of service, but out of that area the name can also refer to the Hokkaidō Electric Power Company so it is also shortened to 陸電 (Rikuden).

Their headquarters are in Toyama, Toyama. Recently, Kei Takahara was adopted as their image character. They have also launched a campaign called 電気DE元気 (Denki DE Genki).

Fuel mix[edit]

In 2011 Rikuden's power generating mix in percentage of total output was as follows:[1]

  • Coal: 62%
  • Hydro: 26%
  • Oil: 10%
  • Nuclear: 1%
  • Renewables: 1%

Power Stations[edit]

In 2011 Rikuden had a total generating capacity of 8,058 MW (9,185 MW, including purchased or contracted capacity).[2]

Thermal power stations[edit]

Rikuden has 4,400 MW of generating capacity through its thermal generating stations through 6 fossil fuels powered stations.


The Arimine Dam

Rikuden has 1,905 MW of hydroelectric capacity through 128 separate generating stations.

  • Arimine I - 265 MW
    • Arimine II - 120 MW
    • Wada II - 122 MW
  • Jindsugawa I - 82 MW
    • Jindsugawa II - 40 MW
  • more

Nuclear Power Plants[edit]

Rikuden generates 1,746 MW of electricity from nuclear power.


Rikuden generates 7 MW electricity from renewable sources at 5 sites.


  1. ^ "Electricity Supply" (PDF). Factbook 2012. Hokuriku Electric Power Company. July 2012. p. 8.
  2. ^ "Electricity Supply Facilities" (PDF). Factbook 2012. Hokuriku Electric Power Company. July 2012. p. 10.

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